[uf-new] "Species" Straw Man deployed on Wikipedia

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Thu Jun 7 01:55:18 PDT 2007

The current "straw man" for the Species microformat:


has been deployed, in part, on Wikipedia.

*All* Wikipedia articles with "taxoboxes" (information panels on living 
things; and there are thousands):


now emit a species microformat. For example:

   <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Tamandua> (a species)

   <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anteater> (a family of species)

These are recognised (with some issues, being worked on) by the 
"Species" user script for Operator 0.7 (and the beta version of the next 
release, 0.8a)

It now remains to firm-up the specification, and tweak the Wikipedia 
deployment accordingly.

Such discussion should take place on "microformats-new", to which I've 
cross-posted and set follow-ups.

Andy Mabbett

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