[uf-discuss] species microformats & OpenSearch
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Dec 6 15:51:02 PST 2006
In message <002b01c71952$2244dee0$66ce9ca0$@ca>, "Shorthouse, David"
<dps1 at ualberta.ca> writes
>The advantage of the LSIDs is that they may act as a mapping catalog
>that is capable of drawing the lines from old names (or even current
>names that have not been fully accepted) to current nomenclature.
>Merely using "Theridion agrifoliae" I would argue is not even enough
What proportion of species references *currently on the web*  use an
LSID, and what proportion use a binominal or suchlike?
Google finds 105 for "Theridion agrifoliae"; and *zero* for
"3561403" + "Theridion agrifoliae"
Google finds about 504,000 for "parus major"; and *zero" for
"384 8440" + "parus major"
Note also that a search for the above boinominals on the uBio website:
returns the relevant LSIDs' one use-case for the microformat would be to
find the binominal on a web page, and pass it to uBio, in order to
return the LSID.
 e.g. those at <http://microformats.org/wiki/species-examples>
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