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Re: [dxwg] Change domain or create superclass of dcat:Distribution (#317)

From: Simon Cox via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2019 05:07:09 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-460023662-1549170428-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Yes. A file that is not a representation of the _dataset_ is a representation of _something else_. 

Perhaps I'm reading too much into the class name, but I was assuming that `dcat:Distribution` was only the class of representations-of-datasets, which would mean that we don't have a class for representations-of-anything-else (such as a schema or documentation). 

Does the class `dcat:Distribution` have any properties that are specific to representations-of-a-dataset? Or is it just a representation-of-a-resource? If it is the latter, then the issue with the current design is only that the class that is the range of `dcat:distribution` is called `dcat:Distribution`. It would be better if the class were called `dcat:Representation`. 

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