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Re: Data format version

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:16:13 +0000
Message-ID: <50E5768D.5070002@w3.org>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
This issue comes up more than one would hope. Ivan Herman's work on 
http://www.w3.org/ns/formats/ is one answer (as Tim has pointed out) and 
dcterms:format doesn't quite cover it. When working on ADMS we had to 
come up with a new Class and property pair. See 

(ADMS is under development in the W3C Gov Linked Data WG but is already 
being used by various public sector bodies).



On 03/01/2013 11:55, Tim Haynes wrote:
> On 01/02/2013 10:59 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>> Was wondering if anyone knew of a predicate that could be used to define
>> the data format in a document.
>> It's not the MIME type, more a level of granularity within a mime type
>> to represent certain evolutions of the project.
>> I've looked at
>> owl : versionInfo -- but that seems only to apply to ontologies
>> doap : version -- but that seems to apply to projects
>> http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/pim/doc#version -- seems to be the
>> version of the document
>> What I'm looking for is a string that say the data in the document is of
>> a certain kind e.g. opensocial v0.1 vs opensocial v0.2
>> I know RDF should be perfectly self descriptive, but this will give the
>> processor a hint as to what it will find, any bugs etc.
> How about
> http://dublincore.org/documents/2012/06/14/dcmi-terms/?v=terms#MediaType
> or
> something in http://www.w3.org/ns/formats/
> ?
> HTH,
> ~Tim


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