Re: 'about' and 'describes' appear to have significant overlap

Herbert Van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com> Mon, 29 October 2018 01:30 UTC

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Subject: Re: 'about' and 'describes' appear to have significant overlap
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On Oct 28, 2018, at 17:59, <Simon.Cox@csiro.au> <Simon.Cox@csiro.au> wrote:
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> The relations 'about' and 'describes' appear to have significant overlap.
> I’ve looked at both RFCs but neither mentions the other.
> Is there a succinct explanation of the difference?
>  

Clear overlap, indeed. With Signposting, we promote the use of “describes”. See http://signposting.org/

Cheers

Herbert

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