HTML formatting of keys

Paul Beuk paul.beuk at MITOX.ORG
Wed Jul 21 11:04:24 CDT 2004


I just saw that Lucid3 will be cross-platform since as it written in Java
and any Java-enabled browser can run it. Mind you, it is still under
development. One of my objections going down the drain but the next one just
surfaced: The price tag is set at $ 658.90...

Paul

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Beuk" <paul.beuk at MITOX.ORG>
To: <TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TAXACOM] HTML formatting of keys


> First reason I can think of not using either of these programs is that
they
> are PC (Windows) only, and I would like to have any keys available for
> Macintosh users as well.
>
> Second reason I can think of is that you will allways need a second
> component (IntKey or Lucid player) to run keys, whereas I would prefer
using
> a browser only.
>
> Third reason I can think of is that you need a dataset of preferably all
> characters for all species (correct me if I am wrong). Though I will agree
> that identification using such a data set can often be done much quicker
> (using one of the above packages), it takes a lot of time to compose it.
>
> Apart from that, in the future these components may be available for Macs
as
> well and I will certainly have a go at it.
>
> BTW:
> Chris, you mentioned the fruit fly identification key. How do you open the
> dataset from the browser? Just clicking the link in the browser results in
a
> 'The page cannor be found' error? Entering the link into the box for the
> selection of the dataset in IntKey (5.1.1), I get an error message.
>
> Paul
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "christian thompson" <cthompson at SEL.BARC.USDA.GOV>
> To: <TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 7:42 PM
> Subject: Re: [TAXACOM] HTML formatting of keys
>
>
> > Susan:
> >
> > WHY would anyone want to create dichotomous keys for digital
> > environments when one has DELTA INTKEY,  LucID and other more powerful
> > identification aids?
> >
> > Want an examples? Look at our fruit fly identification key.
> >
> > http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/Diptera/tephriti/pests/adults/default.htm
> >
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> >
> >
> > F. Christian Thompson
> > Systematic Entomology Lab., USDA
> > c/o Smithsonian Institution
> > MRC-0169 NHB
> > PO Box 37012
> > Washington, DC 20013-7012
> > (202) 382-1800 voice
> > (202) 786-9422 FAX
> > cthompso at sel.barc.usda.gov e-mail
> > www.diptera.org  web site
> >
> > >>> Susan Farmer <sfarmer at SABRE.GOLDSWORD.COM> 07/20/04 01:46PM >>>
> > Has there been any work with XML or CSS to format dichotomous keys on
> > a web site so that they look more "key-ish" than just straight text
> > or formatting the various pieces parts in a series of table columns
> > (number, text, result)?
> >
> > I haven't stayed current on HTML/XML/CSS developments.
> >
> > Susan
> > -----
> > Susan Farmer
> > sfarmer at goldsword.com
> > Botany Department, University of Tennessee
> > http://www.goldsword.com/sfarmer/Trillium
> >
>




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