[Taxacom] LSIDs as tags (was: AMNH, spiders, and LSIDs)

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Jan 14 13:32:55 CST 2008

In message <DE54C7C8-DB72-441F-91C2-85AEF00DE5EE at bio.gla.ac.uk>, Roderic
Page <r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk> writes

> My LSID tester  (http:// darwin.zoology.gla.ac.uk/~rpage/lsid/ )

If, where you have:


you could use:


or, better, just:


then the fragments to the right of the final slash could be used as
"tags" and the links could be marked-up using the "rel-tag" microformat:


as, say:


so that people could tag pages (in blogs, for example) or pictures (on,
say Flickr) of the organism concerned with a tag of:


thereby adding discoverability, without reducing or changing any of the
current uses of LSIDs.

[A version of this proposal has been posted at

Andy Mabbett

            *  Are you using Microformats, yet: <http://microformats.org/> ?

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