[tdwg-content] Taxon Concept dilemma

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at nescent.org
Tue Jul 6 01:56:23 CEST 2010

On Jul 5, 2010, at 4:59 PM, Richard Pyle wrote:

> Hi Himar,
>> If classes are moved to a different parent, it will trigger
>> an ID change too because it will inevitably mean a change of
>> the definition.
> Do you mean it triggers an ID change to the parent, or to the child,  
> or
> both?

The child. In an ontology, a class' definition is (or at least ought  
to be) independent of its children.

However, a class being moved to another parent might be triggered by  
the definition of that new parent having changed. In that case,  
obviously both IDs would change.

: Hilmar Lapp  -:- Durham, NC -:- informatics.nescent.org :

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