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Re: [dxwg] Distribution composed of more than one file, but not packaged (#482)

From: Annette Greiner via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2019 19:55:45 +0000
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My use case here is the one I described at the top of the thread, where we have log data for supercomputing systems. I realize this is a very specific domain, so I wanted to make suggestions of properties that would be more general. By "subject", I meant to identify the particular node for which the log file records data. It is "subject" in the sense of a thing being operated upon, not an abstract topic or domain. The nodes are all part of the same system, so they are indeed very closely related. A set of files for different nodes all record the same fields. You could think of the nodes as parts of a whole, so maybe "part" or "partOfWhole" would make more sense. Others may have better ideas as to what to name such a property. I just didn't want to be as domain specific as to say "node", of course. I suppose similar issues could be addressed in geographic datasets by allowing for identifying locales as parts. Back when distributions just varied by media type, they had a property to describe the media type. It just seems that once we are choosing to allow them to differ more, we should provide analogous properties to describe these new ways of differing. We seem to be okay with adding spatial and temporal resolution properties to fulfill that need; why not enable other common differences as well, if it can be done cleanly?

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