[tdwg-content] Audubon Core for STL media type?

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 17:05:40 CEST 2014

Dan -
Your final question "Is there a place to see pending types or those
that are under future consideration?" seems to be echoed in the thread
My reading of that is that somewhere there is a list of pending IANA
registration submissions, at least those of interest to W3C.  I am
sure I've seen such a thing, but 10 minutes of searching did not turn
one up...

If there is an appropriate URI---especially a resolvable, then in AC
it would be used with dcterms:format, not dc:format.  (Note that there
has been advocacy in TDWG that it is OK to use string literals, e.g.
"STL" with dcterms properties.  I don't concur with that, and in the
case of AC I cannot see a reading of the spec that would permit it.
That is all a separate issue though.)

Bob Morris

On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 10:18 AM, Stoner, Dan <dstoner at acis.ufl.edu> wrote:
> The STL media type is used to store 3d geometry information (consumable by
> CAD software and 3D printing systems).  iDigBio has one or more providers
> who are (or will be) generating STL files by scanning (stereolithography?)
> museum specimens to generate a 3D model.
> The 3D model is an example of digital media that is related to a physical
> specimen.
> I am attempting to determine the proper way to reference this "new" type of
> media in Audubon Core (dc:format).
> Wolfram Alpha suggests "application/sla":
> http://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/format/STL.html
> However, other 3d model formats are listed in IANA as "model" types such as
> "model/x3d-vrml".
> The STL format is not listed as an IANA Media Type:
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/media-types.xhtml
> Is there a place to see pending types or those that are under future
> consideration?
> Any advice or pointers would be appreciated.
> Dan Stoner
> iDigBio / ACIS Laboratory
> University of Florida
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