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Re: [dxwg] Indicate a conventional way to automatically validate data instances of application profiles (#698)

From: Paul Walk via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 12:56:53 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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Thanks, Nick, for taking the time to go into the detail like this.

I think we have a fundamental difference in understanding on this. In the use-case where someone wishes to validate data against some declared conformance with some metadata profile, I just don't see any advantage in the validation process being able to somehow automatically interrogate the application profile to determine which mechanisms its supports. This can be simply documented in prose - it is for the systems developer to decide which mechanism they want to use. The mechanisms themselves need formal descriptions, but that is a separate issue being taken care of by those communities.

This slightly reminds me of the huge efforts made to introduce Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) to web-services around the beginning of this century. Then Web2.0 came along and showed that all that was really needed was some nice clear documentation aimed at developers - what has become known as the 'Web API'.

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