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Re: describedby registration

From: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:52:32 +0100
Message-ID: <54F6F200.7070509@berkeley.edu>
To: public-ldp@w3.org
CC: Simeon Warner <simeon.warner@cornell.edu>

On 2015-03-04 12:43, Simeon Warner wrote:
> On 3/2/15 2:38 PM, Steve Speicher wrote:
>> I believe the intent was that the current registration of
>> "describedby" was limited to the definition in POWDER [1].  So we
>> clarified it within LDP.  From what I recall, there was no need to
>> add any clarity to the definition of "describes" as it is
>> satisfactory as written for the needs of LDP.

"describedby" is *defined* by POWDER, but by no means limited to it. on 
the contrary, it's defined very open-ended as link relations should be:


"Description: The relationship A 'describedby' B asserts that resource B 
provides a description of resource A. There are no constraints on the 
format or representation of either A or B, neither are there any further 
constraints on either resource. "

so there really is no need to fork things. forking is always a risky 
thing to do and thus should be avoided whenever possible.



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