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Re: [dxwg] the definition of a version should not be limited to numbers (#1442)

From: Andrea Perego via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 13:14:34 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-997914275-1640006072-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Please note that the current definition is complemented by [a usage note](https://w3c.github.io/dxwg/dcat/#Property:resource_version):

> DCAT does not prescribe how a version name / identifier should be specified, and refers for guidance to [DWBP]'s [Best Practice 7: Provide a version indicator](https://www.w3.org/TR/dwbp/#VersioningInfo).

So, we are not prescribing the use of numbers only. 

For the records, the definition of `dcat:version` re-uses [the one of `pav:version`](https://pav-ontology.github.io/pav/#d4e869), where the notion of "number" is used in a broad sense - quoting:

> The version number of a resource. This is a freetext string, typical values are "1.5" or "21". The URI identifying the previous version can be provided using prov:previousVersion.
> This property is normally used in a functional way, although PAV does not formally restrict this.

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