[tdwg-tag] Do terms in the http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/ namespace actually resolve?

Steve Baskauf steve.baskauf at vanderbilt.edu
Wed Aug 25 01:43:10 CEST 2010

I was doing some GUID testing using a Linked Data client and I noticed 
that some Darwin Core terms did not seem to resolve to anything.  I ran 
a test using
I first I looked up
and all four clients reported the properties of the term.  Then I tried
and nothing happened with any of them.  I ran a Vapour
validation on the basisOfRecord URI and got the following message:

Vapour was unable to complete the request due to the following exception:

ForbiddenAddress: forbidden request from to http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/basisOfRecord (resolves to IP, internal IP addresses are forbidden

I have no idea what that means, but all of this seems to mean that 
Darwin Core is currently "broken" from a Linked Data point of view.


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