[tdwg-tapir] Requesting available darwin core elements from data provider
RichardsK at landcareresearch.co.nz
Thu Nov 27 23:53:20 CET 2008
The capabilities operation gives you this.
From: tdwg-tapir-bounces at lists.tdwg.org [mailto:tdwg-tapir-bounces at lists.tdwg.org] On Behalf Of bar tomas
Sent: Friday, 28 November 2008 1:53 a.m.
To: tdwg-tapir at lists.tdwg.org
Subject: [tdwg-tapir] Requesting available darwin core elements from data provider
Is there a way to request from a tapir data provider which optional elements of the darwin core schema are actually implemented by the provider in question. I mean, if I understood correctly only a small subset of the Darwin Core are required (GlobalUniqueIdentifier,DateLastModified,BasisOfRecord,InstitutionCode,CollectionCode,CatalogNumber,ScientificName). It would be nice to know what optional elments a given provider implements before formulating a search request to that provider (for instance, whether information defined in the IslandGroup element is available).
The metadata response does not provide this information, I think.
Thanks a lot.
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