Re: ISSUE-7 (whyAccessUrl): Drop dcat:accessUrl, use the URI of the dcat:Download resource instead [DCAT]

On 10 Feb 2012, at 04:53, Sarven Capadisli wrote:
>>> I agree with Ed Summers' proposal to drop dcat:accessURL and simply use dcat:distribution.
>> The problem is that accessURL is optional  some datasets are not distributed online but through other means. In that case, what would be used as the node representing the dcat:Distribution? A blank node? A made-up URI? So there needs to be a special case in both production and consumption code to deal with this case, and that just increases the probability that implementers with less RDF experience get it wrong.
> I find Ed's example [3] fairly straight forward:
> ex:dataset1
>    a dcat:Dataset ;
>    dcat:distribution <> .
> <>
>    dcat:format "text/csv" .
> No bnode or made-up URI. As far as I understand, this approach can still be used to access any distribution method.

I said the problem is datasets that are distributed *not* online but through some other means, that is, datasets where you know the available formats, but don't know the accessURL for the specific distribution for some reason. A concrete example that occurs on would be a dataset where we know that it's available in CSV and XLS, but don't have the specific download link for each of the formats but we only have a single URL of a generic download HTML page, which in turn contains links to the two versions. How do you model that in this simplified scheme?


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