[tdwg-content] Clarifying the nature of TDWG Standards document categories, was Re: A radical proposal for Darwin Core
steve.baskauf at vanderbilt.edu
Wed Jul 3 23:59:37 CEST 2013
Ha ha! I can see that there is something defective about my memory. I
searched my "sent" emails and guess what I found.
I had forgotten about that. So identifying the normative document is an
accepted high priority issue for the next version of DwC
joel sachs wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Jul 2013, Steve Baskauf wrote:
>> To illustrate this with Darwin Core, the single normative (Type 1)
>> RDF document is
> Are you sure that that document is *the* normative Darwin Core? Consider:
> i. It is not included in the Download from the Darwin Core Cover Page,
> (I admit that this is weak evidence, since every document that is
> included in the download is outdated. So whatever the normative
> standard is, it's not included in the Download from the Darwin Core
> Cover Page - strange but true.)
> ii. It does not define any Darwin Core terms. For example, the
> document defines
> but not
> I always assumed that the normative standard was defined by
> http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/rdf/dwcterms.rdf and
> and (perhaps)
> http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/ and http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/dwctype/
> Could someone please clarify?
> Many thanks,
Steven J. Baskauf, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
Vanderbilt University Dept. of Biological Sciences
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