[tdwg-content] Idea for Discussion, Differentiating between "type's" of identifiers

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at nescent.org
Wed Oct 6 01:03:24 CEST 2010

On Oct 5, 2010, at 5:46 PM, Kevin Richards wrote:

> hasScientificNameID = http resolvable URI
> hasScientificNameURN = LSID or other URN

If you define the convention for the value for hasScientificNameID to  
be a http-resolvable URI, then that obviates the need for the second,  
doesn't it? LSIDs, as much as Handles, DOIs and other non-HTTP URI  
identifiers either have already or will have to have proxy forms that  
make them resolvable HTTP URIs, or otherwise I would argue there is  
little use for them in the standard.

What is the use-case that requires the LSID, but not other non-HTTP  
identifier schemes, to be in a separate element, if there is already  
an element that can be expected to have a resolvable  HTTP URI? What  
is special about LSIDs in this respect?

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

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