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[dxwg] DataService and DataDistributionService

From: Annette Greiner via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:41:48 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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agreiner has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/dxwg:

== DataService and DataDistributionService ==
We need to clarify the terms DataService and DataDistributionService and DiscoveryService. In the overview definitions, the parent-child relationships should be clear. We say that a DataDistributionService represents a service that provides access to distributions of datasets and extracts of datasets. If it is providing access to distributions alone, then it seems to me that it is not acting as an API, as we are narrowing the definition of a distribution to not include APIs. Maybe this is just a case where the intention was to allow it to apply to an API that also provides access to bulk downloads. If so, it just needs to be clearer. A also think that DiscoveryService should be a direct child of DataService, as a DiscoveryService does not provide access to distributions; it provides access to DataDistributionServices.

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/dxwg/issues/432 using your GitHub account
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