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Re: [dxwg] Dataset series (#868)

From: makxdekkers via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:33:46 +0000
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@matthiaspalmer 
One can argue that any behaviour is allowed as long as a specification does not explicitly prohibit it. I could point out that the definition of `dcat:downloadURL` -- _The URL of the downloadable file in a given format_ -- seems to indicate, by using the article '_the_', twice, that there should only be one. But indeed the definition does not say that explicitly so we could argue our positions ad infinitum.

However, the more important point for me is that it is clear that we have an issue that needs to be further discussed and for which we need to try to find a commonly agreed solution. I think it would be good to have that discussion but to have it in a wider context, because I have seen several use cases around this issue of more general relationships between data files, beyond format.

Of course, you are fully in your right to implement this any way you want, but to me it seems important that we find a commonly agreed way to model this case and similar cases, so that the solution is interoperable. We need to have this discussion but I don't think it would be wise to quickly paste something into the upcoming Candidate Recommendation. I feel it needs a more thorough discussion, and your proposal would certainly be one of the inputs into that discussion.

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