[dxwg] PROF in normative areas of Conneg (#1118)

kcoyle has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/dxwg:

== PROF in normative areas of Conneg ==
The profiles vocabulary (PROF) is integrated into normative sections of the document, in particular section and Appendices, in particular A.1. These appear to be normative based on the conformance section statement:

"As well as sections marked as non-normative, all authoring guidelines, diagrams, examples, and notes in this specification are non-normative. Everything else in this specification is normative."

It is inadvisable to move Conneg to CR with a non-normative document (PROF) in normative sections of the document. By "inadvisable" it really means that it is unlikely to be approved for CR. The reason for this is that once a document becomes a recommendation it is very costly and difficult to make changes to it - basically, it is like the process that we have gone through between DCAT v1 and DCAT v2 - a charter, group formation, and an entirely new recommendation path. 

There are various options we can consider for Conneg, some of which are:

1. Move sections referring to PROF to non-normative areas of the document.
2. Remove references to PROF.
3. Advance Conneg as a working group note rather than CR track.

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/dxwg/issues/1118 using your GitHub account

Received on Monday, 7 October 2019 18:02:13 UTC