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dc:identifier or dc:URI?

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 11:08:42 +0200
Message-ID: <4487E91A.9070609@w3.org>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org


We need to find a replacement for the (non-existing) dc:location property in the following EARL classes:

* earl:Software (which may be replaced by dctype:Software)
* earl:WebContent

There are currently two candidates for replacement:

* dc:identifier:
 - description: <http://www.dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#identifier>
 - RDF Schema: <http://dublincore.org/2003/03/24/dces#>
 - Comment: it is a more generic meaning of a mean of identifying something

* dcterm:URI:
 - description: <http://www.dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#URI>
 - RDF Schema: <http://dublincore.org/2005/06/13/dcq#>
 - Comment: means URI as defined by <http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt>

It may also make sense to adopt both these properties. For example, "identifier" could be more generic such as an internal build version for a software (which is different from be public version number); and "URI" should really only mean the Web location where applicable.

Which ever we decide, we should make sure that we have a solid definition for the usage of these properties in the context of EARL to avoid ambiguity.

What is your opinion?


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