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Re: [dxwg] Dataset series (#868)

From: makxdekkers via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:25:12 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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I would argue that you are extending the DCAT model. The problem is the one of files that are related in different ways than currently foreseen by the Catalog-Dataset-Distribution chain.
What I think you are doing is adding an extra class below the Distribution, i.e. DownloadableFile (even if you don't explicitly declare that) with additional metadata. In general, DCAT implementations would expect the content of `dcat:downloadURL` to be, well, the URL of the actual file. That is probably the reason that your solution does not play well with the European Data Portal because that implementation does not include the logic to handle the extra implicit class.
I think the issue is clear, that people need a way to group files together that are related in other ways than by having different formats of the same data, but it needs additional modelling, as also discussed at https://github.com/w3c/dxwg/issues/1085. Any proposed solutions are welcome as input to further discussions that may take place in the development of DCAT 3, but it seems to me to be too early to decide on the best way forward.

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