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Re: [dxwg] A short token to specify a profile may be used as long as there is a discoverable mapping from it to the profile's identifying URI [ID5] (5.5) (#290)

From: Rob Atkinson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2019 01:00:45 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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@kcoyle these are examples that use things that are consistent with the functional notion of a profile.  Not all things that can be called a dct:Standard will be called a "standard" - so profiles is a general term for constraints which include such things as "views" or "shapes" or "rules" or many other things.

It may help to understand that the gap between services that support specification of a particular representation - and the conneg spec  is the ability to map those options to unambigious URIs in a canonical way (the "list profiles" function).  This handles the simple case where a service supports the most trivial case - returning just the profile asked for.  We do need to think about the case where a "A client executing a get resource by profile MAY request a resource representation conforming to one of any number of profiles with its preference expressed in a functional profile-specific ordering." 
(I'll implement support for this and the list profiles method to evolve services like these to conneg functional profile conformance, it may not be possible to fully describe existing systems as conneg conformant but we can show the pathway is not hard)

NB Conneg has another advantage of making URIs available to document profiles - it also provides rules for handling hierarchies, in that you may return a specific profile if asked for a general one, as long as the specific profile is transitively a profile of the general one (i.e. inherits constraints so that instances conform to the general one).  

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