[Taxacom] Fwd: Collective name for binomial + trinomial
jim.croft at gmail.com
Wed May 19 15:56:35 CDT 2010
I worry about microformats, not because I don't understand them or
what they are trying to do, but because I can not see a elegant non
labour intensive way to create and insert them into blocks of html
text, and having got them in, I can not see an application that can
harness the power they seem to promise.
Linked data and RDF on the other hand, I don't understand at all, but
I can see clearly how it can be generated automatically and I can see
different applications that can use it... :)
Perhaps I am missing something?
Also,with microformats an impression is that they get made up as you
go, not unlike twitter hashtags :) No, that is being unkind. But
there does not seem to be a clear link between the microformat and an
established standard, in this case from TDWG.
Again, am I missing something?
Just trying to work out why what seems like a good idea isn't getting
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From: <dipteryx at freeler.nl>
Date: Thu, May 20, 2010 at 3:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Collecttive name for binomial + trinomial
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Van: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu namens Andy Mabbett
Verzonden: wo 19-5-2010 17:52
> That's also helpful; thanks.
> The reason that I ask is that I'm considering improvements
> to the draft "Species" microformat:
That page looks very confused indeed.
Just a pointer: formal use does not know a "binominal".
The zoological Code uses "binomen" or "binominal name".
The botanical Code uses "binomial" (not "binomial name")
There is no such thing as a "cultivar group": it is a "Group".
It is extremely silly to use a "x" (small letter x)
where a "×" (multiplication sign) is prescribed.
Paul van Rijckevorsel
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