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RE: DCAT: Describing APIs

From: <vasily.bunakov@stfc.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 13:34:03 +0000
To: <stuart.harrison@theodi.org>, <public-gld-comments@w3.org>
CC: <tech@theodi.org>
Message-ID: <2593C73BF2969942A2CA1F7C437688FB52E05A6D@EXCHMBX03.fed.cclrc.ac.uk>
I consider this an important matter, too, and suggested to consider an “access manifest” for DCAT back in January’13: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-gld-comments/2013Jan/0002.html but nobody seemed to be interested.

With kind regards,
Vasily Bunakov
STFC Scientific Computing


From: Stuart Harrison [mailto:stuart.harrison@theodi.org]
Sent: 04 April 2013 07:16
To: public-gld-comments@w3.org
Cc: tech@theodi.org
Subject: DCAT: Describing APIs

Hi,

I've just had a look at DCAT, and, as someone who's tried to maintain and submit to government data catalogues in the past, it looks really comprehensive.

The only thing I can see which may be missing is how we describe APIs - these often end up in data catalogues (rightly or wrongly), and, as they're being constantly updated, a lot of things like dct:updated would be meaningless. Are there any plans to add a description for an API, or any other constantly updating dataset?

Cheers

--
Stuart Harrison
Web Developer
Open Data Institute

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