[tdwg-content] evil twin of "dcterms:replaces" in DwC rdf representation

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 22:29:23 CEST 2010

dwcterms.rdf  uses "rdfs:replaces"  to implement the "Replaces"
attribute of DwC term definitions.

There is no rdfs:replaces in the RDFS recommendation.

Probably what is desired is dcterms:replaces or, even better
owl:PriorVersion, which will play nicely with reasoning on Annotation

This matters if one is trying to make an OWL2 representation of DwC,
which is very finicky about what  Annotation Properties may be in the
rdfs namespace (none, except as those listed in

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