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RE: [dxwg] dcat:accessURL - check constraints

From: <Peter.Winstanley@gov.scot>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2018 09:03:09 +0000
To: <sysbot+gh@w3.org>, <public-dxwg-wg@w3.org>
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+1 to all of what Makx contributed there

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From: makxdekkers via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org> 
Sent: 04 May 2018 09:49
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Subject: Re: [dxwg] dcat:accessURL - check constraints

I still disagree. We're haggling over a URI, `accessURL` versus `accessService`; in my mind, URIs are basically opaque strings -- you should not read any meaning into them, although human-readable strings may help implementers to remember them more easily.  But you really should not expect anything from just looking at the URI. 
What really matters is the definition of the term identified by a URI. In this case, the definition of `accessURL` is quite clear "_A landing page, feed, SPARQL endpoint or other type of resource that gives access to the distribution of the dataset_" -- note that it does not say "_The URL of a landing page ...._". 
If we wanted to include services in the definition, we could decide to make a minor change to the definition, e.g. "_A **service**, landing page, feed, SPARQL endpoint or other type of resource that gives access to the distribution of the dataset_". 
In my opinion, changing the URI to something that we find more elegant just for the sake of it is creating confusion where none is necessary.

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