On Tue, 16 Sep 2003, Thomas Baker wrote:
> The CEN Guidelines for Dublin Core Application Profiles (,
> to be discussed in a separate posting) say: "By definition,
> a DCAP is based in part on Dublin Core and follows DCMI
> Grammatical Principles ."
> The DCAP guidelines address (by analogy) the question of
> whether a record could contain zero properties and still be
> said to conform, as follows: "A DCAP consists of... one or
> more Term Usages." That seems like a sensible criterion.
> (By another analogy, one would not say that an English
> speaker sitting quietly and not uttering a single word was
> "speaking English".)
This makes sense I think, but I still feel that I need further
Assume that I've defined 2 new properties:
- my:price (which has no relationship to existing DCMI properties)
- my:duration (which is a refinement of dcterms:extent)
I create three metadata records containing *only* the following
statements, as follows:
For the sake of argument, assume that all three examples conform to 'DCMI
In my view, none of these *is* a 'qualified DC' record. Record 3 can be
said to 'incorporate qualified DC'. Record 2 dumbs-down to a 'qualified
DC' record, but is not itself a qualified DC record.
Do you agree?
I further create three very simple application profiles that define 3
applications limited to the properties used in the 3 records above.
(Yes, this is all very hypothetical!).
I'm unclear which of these three you would say conforms to a DCAP. Only
3? Both 2 and 3? All of them?
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