[Taxacom] Electronic publishing? Not quite!

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Tue Mar 6 06:57:25 CST 2007


In the discussion on electronic publishing much emphasis was placed on the fact that websites are impermanent and thus unsuitable for nomenclatural purposes. So I was surprised to happen upon the rewritten Rec 46A Note 1 in the 2006 Code.

Although it does not go (quite) so far as to directly recommending them this does explicitly mention two websites, accepting the author database on these website as authoritative (at the time of putting together the ICBN). 

Quite a notable development! Also, quite an expression of trust that these websites will not only continue as they are, but will evolve to keep up their accuracy. 

Paul


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