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Re: SSN -- publishing dolce alignment separately

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:23:05 +0100
To: Kerry Taylor <kerry.taylor@anu.edu.au>, Scott Simmons <ssimmons@opengeospatial.org>
Cc: Spatial Data on the Web Working Group <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <57172E59.8040405@w3.org>
It depends (of course).

Let me check I've understood you correctly. SSN should be a standard, 
complete with implementation experience. DUL is an optional extension 
that you don't want to put through the full standardisation process but 
you need it to be published in a stable, persistent, citable form.

That would be a Rec and a Note in W3C parlance.

The W3C documents will almost certainly have short URIs of

And the namespace files are already in place of course at



On 20/04/2016 01:19, Kerry Taylor wrote:
> The SSN subgroup decided this morning that there are things (most particularly at this point, the DUL alignment) that we would like to publish *with* ssn but clearly not part of the "recommendation/standard".  Can you please advise us of the appropriate mechanism for this?
> In particular with DUL, which was "built-in" to the orginal ssn we have disentangled it to make it "optional" and we prefer that part of (the previous) ssn does not carry the weight or obligations of a standard.
> --Kerry


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