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discoverability and crawlability

From: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:54:24 +0200
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To: SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>, Alejandro Llaves <allaves@fi.upm.es>
Hello,

In trying to arrive at a lean and mean list of requirements in the UCR
document I am now pondering on two requirements: discoverability
<http://w3c.github.io/sdw/UseCases/SDWUseCasesAndRequirements.html#Discoverability>
and crawlability
<http://w3c.github.io/sdw/UseCases/SDWUseCasesAndRequirements.html#Crawlability>.
They are in the UCR draft now, but I wonder if they should stay there.
Neither requirement seems to be particularly spatial, so are they in scope?
Or are they yet another example of non-functional requirements (that would
be good to pass on to the Data on the Web Best Pracices Working Group)?

Could we replace these two requirements with a requirement that says
something like "Spatial data on the web should be recognizable as spatial
data"?  I think spatial data at the moment are worse off in this respect
when compared to other basic data types, like text, numbers, or images,
because there is no widely adopted standard yet that allows one to state
that a particular thing is a spatial thing. If there would be, that would
be benificial for both discoverability and crawlability.

Regards,
Frans

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