[tdwg-tag] Darwin Core term management - dc:type, basisOfRecord, and recordClass

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 18:49:45 CET 2009

Thanks for the clarification.  Indeed, my distaste disappears with
that explanation!

> [I think your distaste for the interpretation above may be tempered by
> the fact that the cited change to behavior occurred while domains were
> still considered. They have since been abandoned to avoid
> inappropriate assertions, such as a resource having a property
> dwc:scientificName must be an instance of a dwc:Taxon. Such assertions
> are to be made in ontologies, and distinct ontologies may differ as to
> the domain of DwC terms. The idea is to build simple ontologies for
> specific world views, and to construct world views of larger scope by
> constructing further ontologies from these for particular purposes.
> DwC makes no claim to understand or enforce any given world view.]

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