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Re: [dxwg] Provide a pathway for referencing profiles embedded in documents with broader scope. (#990)

From: Rob Atkinson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 05:18:07 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-511174238-1563081486-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
what is mandatory is that is you use a term you use it according to its definition - mandatory cardinality is one case of this, but you cannot have dc:author "3"xsd:int to indicate there were 3 authors - therefore there is a specification you can validate against. I can see that "mandatory" is too confusing a general term - we could find something else that means "semantically consistent with and, if syntax is specified, syntactically consistent with" 

I dont think there is problem saying all documents that use terms from "the main library schema" in a semantically consistent fashion and include the single mandatory (of cardinality) term conform to the schema - as we have i think established conformance is up to communities to decide - but thats a general notion that works for any vocabulary.

(Are you sure the issue of confusing cardinality and semantics actually covers all the concerns raised? - i would have thought there would be profiles that provide recommendations ( such as authors use ORCID identifiers where known ) which a not mandatory - but following the semantics of "author" is still mandatory, and possibly including at least one author is mandatory - and possibility including all contributing authors is mandatory (which is an example of a possible  profile of the semantics of "author", which does not require all authors to be included).

The point is the definition needs to be useful - and describe a behaviour which is distinct and useful to declare. It also needs to be unambiguous. 


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