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Re: [dxwg] Definitions in Profiles Ontology (#755)

From: kcoyle via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 20:22:01 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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Re: dct:conformsTo

I think it would be best to reserve dct:conformsTo to conformance to things that are considered standards. These could be profiles, but in general I'm assuming that the point of conformsTo is to alert folks to standards conformance like various ISO standards, community standards like MARC21 or Resource Description and Access (the "other RDA"), etc. It looks to me like the way to say that a profile conforms to another profile is already in the vocabulary as "profileOf". If either is to be of use in machine processing it would be best not to overlap them. That doesn't mean that a profile could not be considered a standard, but if conformsTo will be used expressly to link to profiles then there is likely to be confusion (not to mention redundancy) between conformsTo and profileOf. 

conformsTo - a standard
profileOf - a specification or profile

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