[tdwg-content] practical details of recording a determination What is an Occurrence?

Steve Baskauf steve.baskauf at vanderbilt.edu
Tue Oct 19 21:16:43 CEST 2010

I was going by the definitions at 
http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#eventDate and 
Going by these definitions, eventDate is an ISO 8601 encoded thing that 
can include both date and time (or only date at a lower resolution).  
eventTime appears to only refer to the time (at least based on the 
examples).  If we are going to call these things dwc:eventDate and 
dwc:eventTime we have to go with the way they are defined in the Darwin 
Core standard.

Mark Wilden wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Richard Pyle
> <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org> wrote:
>> Yeah, I originally had it as eventDate, but then switched to eventTime.  If
>> Date can include time (and Time is assumed not to include date), then using
>> eventDate is fine.
> I would recommend using eventTime for a date + time-of-day. "Time" is
> more general than "date." This is the usage in the Ruby world.
> ///ark
> Web Applications Developer
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> California Academy of Sciences

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