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Re: [dxwg] Harmonization with ISO/IEC concepts (#722)

From: Stephen Richard via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:52:26 +0000
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I agree this spec needs to be clear about what 'standard' means, and the term should be used consistently.  The Dublin Core definition, in essence, says 'a standard is a basis or a point', neither of which is clear that the intention is 'a standard is a type' or that 'type' means 'concept'. 
Perhaps some language harmonizing @kcoyle definition with ISO: 'in the context of this specification, a standard is a set of concepts that provides rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results'.  I'd suggest adding qualifiers along the lines of 'widely used in a community and accepted as best practice' (a pragmatic approach) or 'established by consensus and approved by a recognized body' (more aligned with ISO concept). 

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