[uf-discuss] Proposal: species

Colin Barrett timber at lava.net
Sat Sep 23 17:44:24 PDT 2006

On Sep 23, 2006, at 11:42 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote:

> "Human being" is a reference to a species, and should be marked up as
> such on any page which includes it in a biological context.

That's quite a bit of extra metadata -- IIRC the species tree has a  
height of about six or seven at its shortest. Is that really necessary  
on EVERY page mentioning a scientific name in a biological context?  
Could an automated tool be written to, when the text "Homo sapiens" is  
encountered, automatically mark it up into the correct species  
microformat? is Genus Species a fairly unique way of identifying  
something? Or are there collisions?

I think questions like those will help your case -- sending dozens of  
links to this list will not.

Colin Barrett
Developer, Adium

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