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Re: Relationship of DCAT revision and profiles

From: Rob Atkinson <rob@metalinkage.com.au>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:55:46 +1000
Message-ID: <CACfF9LyVAD4tx8d3UUXB-Suan8Q8R3P_rbf2SEJqd8Q+dR+xyw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: Dataset Exchange Working Group <public-dxwg-wg@w3.org>
this should be put in into the issue? (anyway +1)

On Wed, 26 Sep 2018 at 00:31, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net> wrote:

> I apologize that I missed this in my earlier review of the document. The
> DCAT draft says:
>
> "Issue 72
>
> DCAT provides a generic metadata vocabulary for cataloguing datasets.
> Profiles of DCAT are required for specific applications and disciplines.
> Providing a model and formalization for DCAT profiles is planned to be
> an important part of this revision. Also see Issue #73, Issue #74, Issue
> #75."[1]
>
> Two things about this:
>
> 1) The issues cited here have been generally considered to be relevant
> to the profile guidance document, not the DCAT revision. Issue 72 has
> the label DCAT but that issue does not seem to have been revisited much
> since it was created. Issue #75 has been closed.
>
> 2) I believe that we determined, with the help of Phil Archer, who
> authored the charter, that the profiles guidance is not intended to be
> guidance for DCAT profiles but for profiles in general, so a promise of
> a "formalization for DCAT profiles" isn't what we'll deliver.
>
> Therefore, it would seem that this section (12 in the current document)
> should point to the (future) profile guidance document and not state
> that "formalization for DCAT profiles is planned". There may be other
> useful things to say her about DCAT and profiles; we can add that to the
> agenda for the F2F where we intend to review (and solidify) the
> relationships between the deliverables.
>
> [1] https://w3c.github.io/dxwg/dcat/#profiles
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> Karen Coyle
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