[Taxacom] Terminology of trinomials

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Jan 1 18:33:10 CST 2008

In message <477AD217.50504 at earthlink.net>, Curtis Clark 
<jcclark-lists at earthlink.net> writes

>Another thing to keep in mind for the species microformat is leniency: 
>How much deviation from standard nomenclatural practice will it permit. 
>The worst case would be if, on the one hand, it was easy to create an 
>ill-formed species name that still fit the DTD,

The microformat will not allow the "creation" of any names, It will 
simply allow publishers of names in prose to say "this bit is a 
taxonomic name (of rank X) as opposed to any other string of 

>but on the other hand, there were correct species names that did not.

My reason for bringing this discussion here is to prevent that.

Andy Mabbett

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