[tdwg-tapir] TapirLink 0.4

Renato De Giovanni renato at cria.org.br
Wed Jul 25 02:57:43 CEST 2007

Dear all,

Version 0.4 of TapirLink has just been released. This version includes
some new features such as:

- A new conceptual schema handler for CNS files (thanks to Roger Hyam!).
If the CNS has multiple conceptual schemas, the handler will fetch only
the first one by using the exact CNS location. However, it is possible to
specify a particular conceptual schema inside the CNS by appending
#concept_source_alias to the CNS location.
- Support for ABCD both as a conceptual schema and as a response
structure. Now it's possible to locally map ABCD concepts and produce an
ABCD output using automapping in the output model, and it's possible to
locally map DarwinCore and produce ABCD output from DarwinCore concepts
(there's a special output model for this).
- Many improvements in response structure parsing.
- Preliminary support for TDWG Ontology concepts for specimens (not fully
tested, but should hopefully work).

This version also includes a number of bugfxes that will require users to
save metadata and settings from the admin interface for each resource.
This will regenerate the metadata and capabilities templates and make them
fully compatible with the TAPIR XML Schema (this process can be automated
in the future).

You may find a detailed change log about this release here:


TapirLink can be downloaded from:


For those who want to update directly from the Subversion repository, you
can reference revision 413.

Happy data sharing,

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