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

Addressing the ShEx community comments:

> The relation of standard to profile also seems unclear in practice. Some people consider a specification to be a "standard" when published by a "standards" body such as ISO but not if published by, say, W3C or DCMI. 

We have used the word 'specification' and/or throughout the document and have given a series of definitions within it too that were agreed on by the WG.

> ...because the domain of prof:hasProfile is dct:Standard, one could infer that any profile profiled by another profile is, ipso facto, also a standard. 

All `prof:Profile` instances are `dct:Standard` given `prof:Profile rdfs:subClassOf dct:Standard`. The property linking profiles & standards, `prof:isProfileOf`, is now the only linking property with the inverse that you reference `prof:hasProfile` having been removed from the vocabulary.

> Should a vocabulary I just invented for this profile be considered a "standard" with respect to the profile? 

In that case, it's likely a vocab supporting a profile/standard would be best described as a profile resource and formalised as a `ResourceDescriptor` with a relevant role.

Is there any further work/explanation needed here?

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