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Re: [dxwg] refining the definition of profile in response to the poll (#989)

From: Lars G. Svensson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:06:52 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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@kcoyle scripsit:

> But we accept that profiles are documents

Nitpicking here: Didn't we agree on __specifications__ instead of __documents__? From the Conneg point of view, the only important thing is the URI, so technically spoken the profile can be used (per its URI) even if it isn't documented anywhere (which of course is a _very_ bad practice, but nonetheless...)

And yes, the profile is not a validation process. To say that `:a dct:conformsTo :b` and then dereference `:b` does not automatically validate `:a` against `:b`. @rob-metalinkage is spot on when he says that "conformance is a matter for each community and platform to define and implement".

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