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RE: Best Practice 2 - Title and the use of the term format

From: Eric Kauz <eric.kauz@gs1.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:54:12 +0000
To: Laufer <laufer@globo.com>, DWBP WG <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F0EB2FA13CB26F47AE5F37790BBDA41619CD8117@GS1BEECH10.gs1.org>
Hi Laufer,

The suggestion to qualify format is a good one.

Best Regards


From: Laufer [mailto:laufer@globo.com]
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 8:43 AM
Subject: Best Practice 2 - Title and the use of the term format

Hi all,

The term format is being used in the text in different contexts and can confuse the reader.
The title of Best Practice 2 is: "Provide metadata in different formats"

Then we have a kind of subtitle: "Metadata should be provided for both humans and machines"
So the formats are (I guess): human-readable; machine-readable.

In the text of BP2 we have: "Metadata for machines is best provided either as an alternative representation of the Web page in a format such as Turtle or JSON-LD (for RDF)...."
We have also file formats: XML, CSV, JSON...
Maybe we have to qualify the term format when we use it. So, Turtle is a serialization format, CSV is a file format, etc.

I propose a more straight title to BP2: "Provide metadata for both humans and machines"
What do you think about this?

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