[tdwg-content] dwc:associatedOccurrences

John Wieczorek tuco at berkeley.edu
Tue Aug 24 18:29:55 CEST 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Mark Wilden <mark at mwilden.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 7:28 AM, John Wieczorek <tuco at berkeley.edu> wrote:
> > Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
> This sounds like an incorrect usage of the term "best practice," to
> me. It can't be a "best practice" to do something that is impossible,
> and if a controlled vocabulary doesn't exist... As you indicate, this
> has a requirement that hasn't yet been met.

It is not a requirement, it is a recommendation. It is not impossible, just
make a vocabulary. Well, hopefully with some community buy-in and open
access. GBIF's vocabulary registry (http://vocabularies.gbif.org/) comes to
mind as a solution.

> ///ark
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