[Taxacom] Language tags for scientific names

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sun Jun 29 15:24:48 CDT 2008

In message <4867DE3F.2050809 at earthlink.net>, Curtis Clark 
<jcclark-lists at earthlink.net> writes

>On 2008-06-29 09:28, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> That fact that you think your time, in your circumstances, might be
>> better spent, does not mean that I think my time spent marking up
>> taxonomic names with a language code would not be well spent.
>Oh, I've wasted my time on plenty of things (arguably, I'm wasting it 
>now). My concern is with the time of people who work for me 
>(metaphorically--none of the people who work for me currently would tag 
>scientific names; they're more likely to do hCard). I know I'm out of 
>the mainstream for thinking that wasting employees' time is a bad 
>thing, but there you have it.

Where did I say that that as a bad thing?

>> In other words: by all means object to proposals if you think that they
>> are logically flawed, but please don't do so because you don't think
>> you'll use them.
>I can still support something like zxx-sci, if for no other reason than 
>to keep people from tagging them as Latin. Everything else is 
>accomplished with the truly forward-thinking ideas set forth by Jim and 

I'm sorry, I seem to have missed the "forward-thinking ideas" which 
would resolve the selling and pronunciation issues in HTML-marked-up 

Andy Mabbett

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