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Lars's comments on the BP document (was: BP document is FROZEN pending vote to release next WD)

From: Svensson, Lars <L.Svensson@dnb.de>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:43:48 +0000
To: Jeremy Tandy <jeremy.tandy@gmail.com>, SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <24637769D123E644A105A0AF0E1F92EF010D2BA31C@dnbf-ex1.AD.DDB.DE>
All,

On Monday, February 06, 2017 12:01 PM, Jeremy Tandy [mailto:jeremy.tandy@gmail.com] wrote:

> BP document is FROZEN and ready for people to read/review (see emails in this thread
> [1] for the change-log).

First of all: The changes have made the document much easier to read and it's much clearer, what is the proposed outcome when someone wants to implement the BPs. A large bunch of kudos to the editors and contributors! And +1 from me to publish this as a WD.

And I have some comments.

1) What has happened to the references? I cannot find them in the github version... [1]

2) BP4 [2] says that "sitemaps currently are limited to several thousands of entries and will not work for larger datasets". IMHO this is not correct. The sitemap specification [3] says that "each Sitemap file that you provide must have no more than 50,000 URLs and must be no larger than 50MB (52,428,800 bytes)". It then goes on to state that you can provide multiple sitemaps and list them in an index file and that "index files may not list more than 50,000 Sitemaps and must be no larger than 50MB (52,428,800 bytes)". You can, however, have multiple index files, too. But even using just one index file means that you can list 50.000^^2 URLs in your sitemaps which should be enough for most applications. For the next iteration, I propose the following text:
[[
You may also consider using Sitemaps to direct the Web-crawler; please refer to the sitemap protocol specification [https://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html] for more information.
]]

3) BP4 (again) in sec 3 (Decide what spatial relationships to use) says "The geographical, topological and social hierarchy should be described with clear semantics and registered with IANA Link relations." What exactly should be registered with IANA link relations? Is the following meant:
[[
The geographical, topological and social hierarchy should be described with clear semantics and use relations registered in the IANA Link relations registry.
]]
or
[[
The geographical, topological and social hierarchy should be described with clear semantics. If you use relations not registered with IANA Link relations registry, please register them there.
]]
Put differently: Is the BP to use only relations already registered with IANA, or is the BP to register new relations with IANA?

The rest of my comments are only editorial:
1) In §5 [4] you refer to the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (yay!). Please don't use the URL you see in the browser. Instead use the CMS-independent one [5].
2) There are two places in the document where references start with two square brackets "[[". As a result there are no hyperlinks to the (missing) references section.
3) s/converstion/conversion/ (somewhere in sec 8)
4) §8 and BP 17 say "Alternatively you can re-project your coordinates to WGS84 Long/Lat using many available tools online." Do we want to point to specific tools?
5) §8 says "So we are now at the point where 99.9% of people can stop reading". If we really assume that 99.9% of all readers at that point they will never reach the very interesting information about the surface of the earth moving and the impact of that on self-driving cars that is two paragraphs further down... Maybe we should put the final paragraph as number three in §8.

[1] https://w3c.github.io/sdw/bp/

[2] https://w3c.github.io/sdw/bp/#indexable-by-search-engines

[3] https://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html#index

[4] https://w3c.github.io/sdw/bp/#spatial-things-features-and-geometry

[5] http://www.dnb.de/


Talk to you later,

Lars


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