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Re: ISSUE-12 (valuesForDataFormat): What values to use to describe formats of dcat:Distribution? [DCAT]

From: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:20:59 -0500
Message-ID: <CAC1Gg8Ru+gjH0NXfdhZcaGwRe_k6gRPz-fQfwPBmWbd44KBJFQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Cc: Sarven Capadisli <sarven.capadisli@deri.org>, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, Government Linked Data Working Group WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
+1 to PhilA's suggestion, "use a stable URI scheme for file formats if
available, falling back to the MIME type if not available"

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Phil Archer <phila@w3.org> wrote:
> I'm getting some push-back from gov data publishers on using DBpedia sadly
> (it's third party, it's not real, it's not stable, not like all our
> wonderful government department Web sites that sometimes stay on line for
> whole months!). The PROMOM effort that Dave has highlighted looks like the
> kind of thing they'd like more - government agency to government agency - as
> long as there's no ".uk" anywhere in the URIs I guess.
>
> How about "use a stable URI scheme for file formats if available, falling
> back to the MIME type if not available" ?
>
> Phil.
>
>
>
>
> On 10/02/2012 15:06, John Erickson wrote:
>>>>
>>>> The Right Thing to do would be to get IETF to mint URIs for all media
>>>> types, and get ESRI to register a media type for their file format, etc.
>>>> This may not be feasible.
>>
>>
>> ...or maybe we could just follow the same, de facto convention we've
>> been following of using URIs from A Certain Third party:
>>
>> http://dbpedia.org/resource/TIFF
>> http://dbpedia.org/resource/JPEG
>> http://dbpedia.org/resource/GZIP
>>
>> ...etc. ;)
>>
>
> --
>
>
> Phil Archer
> W3C eGovernment
> http://www.w3.org/egov/
>
> http://philarcher.org
> +44 (0)7887 767755
> @philarcher1



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