STATDCAT currently provides properties to associate attributes and dimensions with datasets. It also allows the unit of measurement for the measure dimension to be specified. But it doesn't allow the measure itself to be referenced.
A DataCube DataStructureDefinition allows attributes, measures and dimensions to all be associated with a dataset. Surely STAT DCAT should do similarly?
I'm also wondering about why the approach was taken to define new properties, e.g. stat:attribute, rather than allow a qb:DataStructureDefinition to be associated with a dcat:Dataset. This would be as expressive and would only require a single new property.
Any insight appreciated!