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Re: [dxwg] Best practice for a loosely-structured catalog

From: makxdekkers via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:35:55 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-405219461-1531740949-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
I agree with @jakubklimek that it feels wrong. It seems to me that a Distribution is supposed to distribute _something_. The definition of Distribution says it "Represents a specific available form of a dataset", so there must be a connection to a Dataset, and that connection is modelled using `dcat:distribution`. How then to relate the `timescale.zip` file to the Dataset depends on the role of that file in relation to the Dataset. It is not obvious from the example that the file is a distribution of some other dataset. If it is, then @jakubklimek's suggestion might work, but otherwise maybe using more general properties that do not infer that the file is a distribution of anything:
```
dcterms:references [
      dcterms:identifier "timescale.zip" ;
      dcterms:license <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/> ;
      foaf:page <https://data.csiro.au/dap/landingpage?pid=csiro:33937> ;
      dcterms:format <https://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/application/zip>
```


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