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Here we are working on a proposal to modify the way <code>dcat:accessURL</code> works, and what to do about the subclasses of <code>dcat:Distribution</code> (<code>dcat:Download</code>, <code>dcat:Feed</code>, etc.). This is intended to resolve [https://www.w3.org/2011/gld/track/issues/8 ISSUE-8] and [https://www.w3.org/2011/gld/track/issues/9 ISSUE-9], and specifically the issues [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-gld-wg/2012Aug/0004.html summarized nicely by Phil here].
 
Here we are working on a proposal to modify the way <code>dcat:accessURL</code> works, and what to do about the subclasses of <code>dcat:Distribution</code> (<code>dcat:Download</code>, <code>dcat:Feed</code>, etc.). This is intended to resolve [https://www.w3.org/2011/gld/track/issues/8 ISSUE-8] and [https://www.w3.org/2011/gld/track/issues/9 ISSUE-9], and specifically the issues [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-gld-wg/2012Aug/0004.html summarized nicely by Phil here].
  
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[http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Dcat_examples DCAT Example page] is updated to reflect the proposal
  
 
== Summary of the changes suggested: ==
 
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=== Usage Note ===
 
=== Usage Note ===
If you have a landing page, and the distribution(s) are accessible only through that page (i.e. you don't have or know direct download URLs), then you should duplicate the landing page link as accessURL on the distributions.
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If you have a landing page, and the distribution(s) are accessible only through that page (i.e. you don't have or know direct download URLs), then you should duplicate the landing page link as accessURL on the distributions. (see [http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Dcat_examples#2._A_dataset_that_is_available_through_some_web_page example])
 
== To Do ==
 
== To Do ==
  
 
* Once the proposal is completely written up and feedback is being solicited, we should ping Ed Summers, as he originally raised these issues. (There was an [https://www.w3.org/2011/gld/track/actions/71 action on George] to ping Ed, which I believe was never done.)
 
* Once the proposal is completely written up and feedback is being solicited, we should ping Ed Summers, as he originally raised these issues. (There was an [https://www.w3.org/2011/gld/track/actions/71 action on George] to ping Ed, which I believe was never done.)

Latest revision as of 14:07, 14 February 2013

Here we are working on a proposal to modify the way dcat:accessURL works, and what to do about the subclasses of dcat:Distribution (dcat:Download, dcat:Feed, etc.). This is intended to resolve ISSUE-8 and ISSUE-9, and specifically the issues summarized nicely by Phil here.

DCAT Example page is updated to reflect the proposal

Summary of the changes suggested:

  1. Remove the subclasses of dcat:Distribution
  2. Add a subproperty of dcat:accessURL named dcat:downloadURL. The new property provides a direct download link of the distribution
  3. Add a new property to the dcat:Dataset class named dcat:landingPage. This property links a dataset to some web page where the dataset can be gained.

the figure below outlines the changes proposed


Dcat-distribution-proposal.png

Here is the description of the new/changed properties

accessURL

Could be any kind of URL that gives access to a distribution of the dataset. E.g. landing page, download, feed URL, SPARQL endpoint. Use when your catalog doesn't have information on which it is or when it is definitely not a download.

downloadURL

This is a file in a given format. E.g. CSV file or RDF file. The format is described by the distribution's dc:format and/or dcat:mediaType

landingPage

A Web page that can be navigated to in a Web browser to gain access to the dataset, its distributions and/or additional information.

Usage Note

If you have a landing page, and the distribution(s) are accessible only through that page (i.e. you don't have or know direct download URLs), then you should duplicate the landing page link as accessURL on the distributions. (see example)

To Do

  • Once the proposal is completely written up and feedback is being solicited, we should ping Ed Summers, as he originally raised these issues. (There was an action on George to ping Ed, which I believe was never done.)