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[dxwg] Use of "standard" (#792)

From: kcoyle via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:06:45 +0000
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kcoyle has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/dxwg:

== Use of "standard" ==
From Paul Walk:

This describes a standard thus: "A Standard can be either a Base Specification (a Standard not profiling any other Standard) or a Profile (a Standard which does profile others)." 

This is an interesting use of the word 'standard'. I appreciate that we have these imprecise terms, and that we have to arrange them somehow, and that this definition is not necessarily any worse than any other but, nonetheless, I find it a bit surprising. I have tended to view metadata application profiles as being an arrangement of properties and constraints, drawing from one or more namespaces (frequently from more than one namespace in the domains with which I am most familiar), in order to either facilitate some task, or to describe some domain. In this formulation, 'standard' is closer to 'namespace', and so I would expect a many-to-many relationship between standard and profile.


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