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Re: ISSUE-9 (whyDistributionSubclasses): dcat:Distribution and its subclasses are unnecessary [DCAT]

From: Sarven Capadisli <sarven.capadisli@deri.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:20:59 +0000
Message-ID: <4F46595B.8050202@deri.org>
To: Government Linked Data Working Group WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
CC: Government Linked Data Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>
On 12-01-26 10:42 AM, Government Linked Data Working Group Issue Tracker 
wrote:
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> ISSUE-9 (whyDistributionSubclasses): dcat:Distribution and its subclasses are unnecessary [DCAT]
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> http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/track/issues/9
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> Raised by: Phil Archer
> On product: DCAT
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> This was raised by Ed Summers on the original eGov system where it is issue 39
> http://www.w3.org/egov/IG/track/issues/39
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>

As long dcterms:format is used, the dcat:Feed subclass doesn't seem to 
address anything unique where dcat:Distribution wouldn't be sufficient. 
dcat:WebService types on the other hand probably requires more 
information. Would it make sense to introduce a new property for 
dcat:Distribution which addresses those things (once identified) and 
eliminate all the subclasses of dcat:Distribution?

-Sarven
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:21:28 UTC

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