[Taxacom] AMNH, spiders, and LSIDs

Paul Kirk p.kirk at cabi.org
Mon Jan 14 07:56:13 CST 2008

Why is the web site update only on a six month cycle? Six months is a
long time in ... taxonomy ... ;-)


-----Original Message-----
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Roderic Page
Sent: 14 January 2008 13:49
To: Richard Pyle
Cc: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu; 'Kevin Richards'
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] AMNH, spiders, and LSIDs

> are mostly functional.  But I wouldn't go quite so far as to brand 
> such LSIDs (i.e., without functional resolution servers) as "fake" and

> imply they have no use.  Five or ten years from now; perhaps.  But 
> right now, most of the would-be LSID issuers are still trying to get 
> our heads around them, and how to serve and resolve them properly.

I take your point. But, if I was to publish a web site with lots of URL
links, none of which actually worked, would anybody take me seriously? I
suspect not. I wonder what the wider community is to make of LSIDs which
don't actually do anything ... might they wonder what the fuss about
LSIDs is all about?

Still, the World Catalogue is a fabulous resource, and I look forward to
functioning LSIDs.



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