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Re: [dxwg] Change domain or create superclass of dcat:Distribution

From: Simon Cox via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 23:33:50 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-417501215-1535672030-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
If we need to allow for representations of things other than `Datasets` then I think we need a super-class of `dcat:Distribution` and a corresponding super-property associated with `dcat:Resource` - perhaps like this:

![Resource + Representation](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/w3c/dxwg/gh-pages/dcat/UML/Resource%2BRepresentation.png)

We already have 
```
dcat:Dataset rdfs:subClassOf dcat:Resource .
```
This would just add the complementary 
```
dcat:Distribution rdfs:subClassOf dcat:Representation .
dcat:distribution rdfs:subPropertyOf rdfs:hasRepresentation .
```
Then if any new type of thing is also catalogued as an individual of a subclass of `dcat:Resource` (such as a profile) then a representation of this can be associated without forcing everything into the `Dataset` and `Distribution` boxes. 

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