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RE: Relationship of DCAT revision and profiles

From: <david.browning@thomsonreuters.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:07:37 +0000
To: <rob@metalinkage.com.au>, <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, <public-dxwg-wg@w3.org>
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I plan to make sure that all comments on the WD are either addressed before publication or logged in issues.

Certainly the text here risks  confusing the reader so I’d want to fix that before publication, leaving open the topic of whether the DCAT spec should  provide anything about DCAT profiles specifically (for example as in Issue #114 talking about a DCAT 2014 profile).  We can talk about that and any other specifically DCAT/profile stuff at F2F4

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From: Rob Atkinson [mailto:rob@metalinkage.com.au]
Sent: 25 September 2018 22:56
To: Karen Coyle
Cc: Dataset Exchange Working Group
Subject: Re: Relationship of DCAT revision and profiles

this should be put in into the issue? (anyway +1)

On Wed, 26 Sep 2018 at 00:31, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net<mailto: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<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__w3c.github.io_dxwg_dcat_-23profiles&d=DwMFaQ&c=4ZIZThykDLcoWk-GVjSLmy8-1Cr1I4FWIvbLFebwKgY&r=SX6sxEGBIuiEtjQTAWz7jTpuOC0f5DcH79errOWxM8RN6gOsHdAxWfl9GTTkalJj&m=iR9dKIPz6ijO96t6ZIEWNitPeE6nfMBKaONPfAGeSpw&s=_xK6vFCoQOXBhvDwGaRZIrLNW7tJmaQqLZHgUz-63zs&e=>
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