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Re: [dxwg] Further clarification for distributions (#789)

From: Andrea Perego via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 21:10:05 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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@makxdekkers , I totally agree in providing guidance, but in cases like this one I think we should provide alternatives.

Specifically about time series, there's both the option of having different datasets or different distributions of the same dataset. And there are also cases where there's only one dataset with one distribution that is updated every year.

Moreover, the problem I see when we recommend using different datasets is that a user, finding just one of them, have no clue that other datasets exist about earlier / later years, unless the metadata include a specific relationship for that purpose making this explicit. But this is not part of the current DCAT spec, and such a feature is not commonly supported in existing catalogue platforms.

Note that I'm not recommending against this approach. Only, if we provide guidance, it should be clear which are the pros and cons.

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