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Re: [dxwg] Generalize dcat:byteSize to dcat:size

From: makxdekkers via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:32:05 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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I just saw the proposal from @riccardoAlbertoni in today's call https://www.w3.org/2018/08/30-dxwgdcat-minutes#x10 to create a new class for size with a number and a unit of measurement. @agbeltran then said that the object would be assigned a IRI.
I think this is not realistic. Who would assign IRIs to "1024 bytes" and to any other number of bytes? In my mind, assigning IRIs to these kinds of things with low reusability does not make sense. Don't forget that to do this right, you would need to resolve an IRI like http://foo.bar/size/bytes/1024. As I wrote in https://github.com/w3c/dxwg/issues/300, minting a URI creates a maintenance commitment.
It's far more likely that it would be done as a blank node. This was precisely why the original `dcat:size` did not make it into DCAT2014.
Also note that VOID took the simple approach, defining a set of properties for various measures: https://www.w3.org/TR/void/#statistics. 

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