RE: Conneg definition was: Re: Start of profiles analysis page - 2nd reply


On Saturday, December 09, 2017 12:18 PM, [] wrote:

> If I understand the discussion, I think we are talking about two types of profiles:
> 1. A metadata profile that the DCAT description conforms to – this is what DCAT-AP-EU
> and the national and regional profiles in Europe are about – to allow a
> consumer/harvester of metadata to ask for a particular view of the metadata
> 2. A data profile that the data in the file described using DCAT conforms to, to allow
> software that wants to fetch the data to get a particular view of the data

I'd say that technically (for the purpose of describing and negotiating profiles) those two are the same: It's about describing the structure and constraints of data and in that respect, a DCAT description is only a piece of data. So no, in my view we only have one type of profile.
> In DCAT-AP-EU, there are two properties to support these types:
> • The property dct:conformsTo for dcat:CatalogRecord to point to the metadata profile
> (e.g. DCAT-AP-EU)
> • The property dct:conformsTo for dcat:Distribution to point to the data profile

The two different profiles are describing the structure of two different datasets: the DCAT description itself (which can be seen as a simple dataset) and the structure of the dataset the DCAT description describes. 

> Should we make that distinction clear in our discussion?

I don't see a difference.



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