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Re: [dxwg] Values for dcterms:conformsTo of instances dcat:DataService (sparql endpoints, for example) (#1211)

From: Stephen Richard via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:53:05 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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It seems to me the important question is from the client perspective. The client parses a metadata document and finds various distributions for a resource of interest; the dc:conformsTo property should provide the criteria to identify a distribution that the client will be able to parse and use.  The problem is that there is a dependency on the sophistication of the client-- some clients might require a very specific serialization of the resource representation to work (e.g. xml according to schema X, using vocabulary Y for property values), others might have the logic necessary to handle any application/xml.  Thus the dc:conformsTo profile URI needs to be hierarchical or multivalued. Established standards are good, but for a particular community and client, as long as the client recognizes a conformsTo URI for a distribution it can work with, it really doesn't matter if its a 'standard'. 

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