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Re: [dxwg] Does "profile of" require all or some elements? (#802)

From: Annette Greiner via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 18:51:41 +0000
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Yes, I've been thinking along those lines, especially 2a and 2c. I'm fine with restricting profileOf to the case where any dataset that conforms to spec1 also conforms to specX, as long we also enable bringing in terms from other sources in addition. "Uses" is as good a term as any. I think one could use large sections of other profiles or standards, even using more terms from any one of them than from the one it is a profileOf. This would work if the terms brought in don't conflict with the spec that the profile is a profileOf.  It should not be problematic for terms in a "used" spec that are not used in the profile to conflict with the "profiled" spec. This is analogous to reusing terms from one vocabulary in another, where that usage does not entail conformance with the entire original vocabulary. One could not infer that a dataset that conforms to a profile also conforms to a specification that the profile *uses*, but one could infer that a dataset that conforms to a profile also conforms to a specification that the profile *is a profileOf*. 
@rob-metalinkage, I'm being careful here to discuss conformance of datasets to specifications and profiles, not conformance of profiles to profiles. The relationships between profiles are not about conformance. We are defining something new here.

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