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Re: [dxwg] profileDesc and the Guidance document

From: kcoyle via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 06:43:34 +0000
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@agreiner I agree that saying that it only needs a URI is not sufficient for the resource to be a profile. It's like saying that it only needs an http URL to be a web page, but never defining HTML so that web pages can be created.

Early on in this group there was what felt to me to be a consensus that defining a standard schema for a profile was beyond our abilities or time frame. However, the guidance document should provide a strong definition of what makes a "schema" or a "document" a profile. It's the content, just like the content of a PDF can be a curriculum vitae, a doctoral dissertation, a technical report, etc. We have recognizable document types based on their content. To me, a profile has a certain content and particular purposes. That is what we need to cover in the guidance.

As for having a schema, Dublin Core has the [beginnings](http://dublincore.org/documents/dc-dsp/) of this, and I have [started work](https://github.com/kcoyle/RDF-AP) in the Dublin Core area which will hopefully become a work item for that group. It includes a vocabulary for defining simple (i.e. core) profiles. 

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