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[dxwg] definitions clarifications of conforms to (#1130)

From: bertvannuffelen via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:01:44 +0000
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bertvannuffelen has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/dxwg:

== definitions clarifications of conforms to ==
Hi,

`conforms to` appears twice as property. Having the definition _An established standard to which the described resource conforms._ 

However it is not clear to what the conforms to actually refers. To the metadata that is in the catalog, or the information that is described by the metadata.

the usage notes state
- [cataloged resource](https://w3c.github.io/dxwg/dcat/#Property:resource_conforms_to):  This property SHOULD be used to indicate the model, schema, ontology, view or profile that the cataloged resource content conforms to.
- [catalog record](https://w3c.github.io/dxwg/dcat/#Property:record_conforms_to): 
   This property SHOULD be used to indicate the model, schema, ontology, view or profile that the catalog record metadata conforms to. 
- [distribution](https://w3c.github.io/dxwg/dcat/#Property:record_conforms_to): This property SHOULD be used to indicate the model, schema, ontology, view or profile that this representation of a dataset conforms to. This is (generally) a complementary concern to the media-type or format. 

What does that mean for a Catalog, Dataset, DataService? Are that the rules imposed on the DCAT structure used? E.g. the rules from DCAT-AP (SE)?
Then I come to the distribution case which is not about the additional constraints on the metadata for the distribution, but about the actual content. E.g. I use the INSPIRE-address model. 
That is not the same interpretation for conforms-to. 

Suppose I have a harvesting data-portal like the European Data Portal, then it would be nice to know which metadata profile the descriptions conform to. Each entity conforms-to a EU memberstate profile. But know I cannot know that for distributions, because that describes the ontology used by the actual data. 



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