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Re: [dxwg] Should dct:conformsTo point to a specific version of a specification? (#1338)

From: Stephen Richard via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 15:31:34 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-849731200-1622129492-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Seems to me the ideal solution would follow the pattern defined by the OGC specification model ([OGC 07-056r1](https://portal.ogc.org/files/?artifact_id=21976)), in which a set of conformance classes are defined in the spec, each with a set of conformance tests and a URI.  Then dct:conformsTo could point to the URI for a conformance class and its pretty clear what it means.
Example from the recent OGC features API: [Conformance Class GeoJSON](http://www.opengis.net/spec/ogcapi-features-1/1.0/conf/geojson) with URI http://www.opengis.net/spec/ogcapi-features-1/1.0/conf/geojson.  The missing piece is that the URI currently resolves to html, not something like a prof rdf doc that might be machine actionable. 
This is for the most part just an idea, since there are relatively few spec that follow the OGC specification model.  I think the source of confusion is with the specification practice-- spec writers need to specify how to identify things that conform to their spec. 

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