[Taxacom] iSpecies with Wikipedia
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Mar 26 10:39:53 CDT 2008
On Wed, March 26, 2008 08:28, Roderic Page wrote:
>> You could perhaps add a section for links to "third part sites" and
>> include Bioimages in that.
> I much prefer to have links that I know will return something.
> iSpecies is not a web directory, it's aim is to aggregate and redisplay
I wasn't suggesting that you become a "web directory", but a few links, to
well-chosen sites should enhance, not reduce the site's usefulness to its
>>> Wikispecies is almost useless, and I don't want to make "blind
>> How so? Do you think it is flawed, or just too incomplete?
> Flawed because it isn't clearly separated from Wikipedia (which has
> greater traction),
I'm not clear what you mean, here. Why is that a problem?
> has a bizarre classification,
I'd be curious to know in what way.
>and is demonstrably incomplete.
Accepted - it is still a work in progress, after all.
>>>> I've mentioned the species microformat previously; it would be
>>>> appreciated if you could also use that in your pages. Again, I'm
>>>> happy to advise further.
>>> Not yet convinced these are useful.
>> Well, for one thing, they enable mash-ups without the need for an API,
>> solving your previous dilemma!
> I still would much rather have an API that returns XML or JSON,
> rather than extract tags from HTML.
You may; I was referring more to the usefulness for your users.
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