[tdwg-content] Question about "vocabulary" in Darwin Core Archives assistant [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Paul Murray pmurray at anbg.gov.au
Mon May 23 08:33:27 CEST 2011

>> However, it is difficult for me to see how one would accomplish this with the Darwin Core Archives format, at least if one wishes to cut down on file size (and transmission time) using the "variable in a static mapping" shortcut.  The problem is what to use for the field names for the locally unique identifiers. 

> I realise now that the example I gave won't work for this.   As I read it now you would like to use local integer identifiers in your database but expand them in the output file using a "template" that would conform to the template I used in my globals example.
> In this case,  we don't want to refer to a different element we want the current element to substitute the local identifier it contains with the more inflated template.  In other words if your data file says that taxonID=100 has a parent taxon with an ID = 99 you want to conflate the integer with the more complete GUID following the template.

if you are worried about transmission time, compression by its nature squishes down redundant things such as prefixes that occur repeadedly. If every single column has


on the front of it, it's not really an issue as far as file size goes.

I am surprised, however, that this string contains the http address of the lsid resolver. If all you are doing is passing ids around, the LSID urn:lsid:ubio.org:namebank:{11} stands as a valid URI in its own right.
If you have received this transmission in error please notify us immediately by return e-mail and delete all copies. If this e-mail or any attachments have been sent to you in error, that error does not constitute waiver of any confidentiality, privilege or copyright in respect of information in the e-mail or attachments.

Please consider the environment before printing this email.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.tdwg.org/pipermail/tdwg-content/attachments/20110523/3f58e48b/attachment.html 

More information about the tdwg-content mailing list