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[dxwg] Provide a safe home for definition of "data profile" (#1072)

From: Rob Atkinson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:57:27 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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rob-metalinkage has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/dxwg:

== Provide a safe home for definition of "data profile"  ==
Profiles include "functional" profiles, such as examples for OGC services (a prime motivating use case for design and implementation of profiles) - and the Conneg document needed to distinguish between profiles of the specfication itself and the data profiles that are being negotiated. 

Proposal:
Add a subclass of Profile called DataProfile which carries the "data profile" definition agreed and does not restrict the usefulness of the general model.

Pros: 
1. makes it clear that profiles _may_ be data profiles
2. makes it clear that other types of profiles may exist
3. makes it possible to distinguish that a particular profile is specifically about requirements for data content rather than functional behaviours.

Cons:
1. (now redundant ) not originally modelled because "data profile" wasnt originally an identifiable thing with an agreed definition
2. begs the question whether other sub-types should be modelled
3. redundant if systems declare what the profile is about in other ways

Those "cons" I think can now be dismissed - we dont have time or motivations to agree definitions for other sub-types and absence doesnt impact utility of what is modelled, and we dont have canonical ways to describe the scope of a dct:Standard available, so this subClass has semantic value.


Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/dxwg/issues/1072 using your GitHub account
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