[Biogeosdi] GBIF REST services

Javier de la Torre jatorre at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 13:58:05 CEST 2007

Hey guys,

Seems that the GBIF REST services have changed since we coded... the  
GbifOccurrenceSax.php class that Dave programmed is hadling manually  
namespaces expecting things like "dwc:ScientificName". In the  
response from the REST services now you will get things like  
"<tn:nameComplete>" so...

Another change on the format that the data is comming and another  
crash on the application...

What do you think? Should we update this to the new format? or we  
make a note on the report and explain that because people keep  
changing the XML format they are using behind their services, without  
changing the semantics, it is a pain for applications? Aghh. There  
should be like in Google Maps a parameter specifying which version  
you wanna have returned to keep things stable.

In any case I could not resist and updated the GbifOccurrenceSax  
class to use the new format....

Still there is no way to tell GBIF only to return occurrences with  
coordinates. I will ask Donald.



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