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Re: [dxwg] Profiles listing [RPFL]

From: Rob Sanderson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:02:24 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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Who is the intended audience for the profiles list? I see two different answers, with different rationales, that seem somewhat conflated together in the issue (and supporting use cases and discussion)

a) Machines -- in order to request an appropriate profile, the client software needs to be able to discover, retrieve and interpret a list of identifiers for the available profiles, in order to use the chosen identifier to request the correct representation. This seems essential, given that there isn't a central registry of profiles like there are for languages, media types and so forth. In the same way as a 300 HTTP response, a list of options seems necessary.

b) Humans -- A short definition and editing guidance seem appropriate for humans, but almost certainly irrelevant to machines. Yet these are mentioned explicitly in the issue.

Some unpacking of the issue might help?

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