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Re: BP 7, provide unique identifiers

From: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias.moro@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:21:40 +0100
Message-ID: <CAAa1Xz=DAKrjBOqE_DAKN40cfc-M+10PgDJsLRhDTOxgw3VJ=Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com>
Cc: Annette Greiner <amgreiner@lbl.gov>, Public DWBP WG <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
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> I would propose the by-line to read:
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> "Data MUST be associated with a unique identifier"
>

Great, a BP title without the word "URI" in it would be the ideal (although
that's will be the only implementation option later).


In the Why section there could then be a short discussion about the
> granularity of the identification, e.g. not just datasets as a whole,
> but also parts of datasets as far as these parts are likely to be
> interesting by themselves for direct access and re-use.
>

Agree, provided that the discourse will be in the line of "the more
granularity the best", not "you must have the biggest granularity level"



> There is also a bit of duplication in the text: the Why section starts
> with the same sentence as the approach section. This text should be only
> in the approach section because it is about how it's done not why.
>
> Makx.
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Annette Greiner [mailto:amgreiner@lbl.gov]
> > Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:12 PM
> > To: Public DWBP WG
> > Subject: BP 7, provide unique identifiers
> >
> > Looking at BP 7, I don't understand the idea. I'm wondering what we
> > are defining as a "data resource". From the text, it seems we are
> > using it in the sense of whatever is linked to. That seems fair,
> > because datasets can be available as a single file or several files or
> > by separate API requests for very specific queries, etc.  So, if a
> > data resource is a data element that is linked to, then it is
> > represented by a URL. The discussion of URNs is clearly out of scope
> > for us, as they are not on the web. That leaves URLs, but then the
> > best practice comes down to ensuring a unique URL for whatever has a
> > URL. I think it would be impossible to not do that an still put
> > something on the web. In the context of data on the web, I don't think
> > much of this best practice is in scope, and the bit that is in scope
> > is tautological.
> > -Annette
> >
> > --
> > Annette Greiner
> > NERSC Data and Analytics Services
> > Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
> > 510-495-2935
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