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Re: [dxwg] Clarify use of dct:conformsTo perhaps with additional properties (#660)

From: Nicholas Car via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 14:16:51 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-527478550-1567520209-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Within the [Conceptual Model](https://raw.githack.com/w3c/dxwg/prof-3PWD-candidate/prof/index.html#conceptualmodel) it now states: “Resource Descriptors must indicate the role they play (to guide, to validate etc.), the formalism they adhere to (dct:format) and any dct:Standard that they themselves conform to (dct:conformsTo).” 

Additionally: "Any rdfs:Resource MAY indicate conformance to a profile as per Example 2 by using dct:conformsTo. Individual communities MAY determine what constitutes an appropriate URI to identify a profile."

So dct:conformsTo, within the Profiles Vocabulary, is always used to indicate a resource's conformance to a dct:Standard or a prof:Profile. Within the Profile Vocabulary's own classes it is suggested for use only once, with the ResourceDescriptor class, but it is expected to be used for instance data (i.e. "outside" the Profiles Vocabulary) referring to profiles/standards characterised by the vocabulary.

A SHACL Resource that is part of a profile should indicate its conformance to SHACL by use of dct:conformsTo and it is likely that such a resource could play the role of either Constraints or Validation, as per the initial Roles vocabulary in the document in [Section 9](https://raw.githack.com/w3c/dxwg/prof-3PWD-candidate/prof/#resource-roles-vocab). See the "[Initial Example](https://raw.githack.com/w3c/dxwg/prof-3PWD-candidate/prof/#eg-initial-example)" in the document for this exact scenario. Note that the Role referenced, ConformanceTest has been replaced with the Validation role, as used in the "Initial Example".

These comments have been forwarded to the Issue raiser, Irene Polikoff, via the DXWG public mailing list.

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