Re: [dxwg] Should DCAT define a property for version identifiers? (#1280)

The RDF OWA means that we can't actually force anyone to do anything. 
But I agree with @agreiner that we should make a recommendation wherever possible. 
At the very least we need to provide worked examples showing the preferred approach for people to emulate. 

Around 15 years ago I was involved in developing the Geography Markup Language. (Actually several versions between 2001 and 2007). We hedged our bets and provided multiple alternative options everywhere, allowing for almost every variation that anyone asked for. **Big mistake**. It was a huge burden on data consumers (who had to be ready to accept anything) and almost no work for data providers (since they had inserted their existing model into the standard). And no-one was happy because there was just too much variation to allow data to be brought together. I learned my lesson. 

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