[tdwg-tapir] TaxonAPI

Dave Vieglais vieglais at ku.edu
Mon Nov 28 18:40:20 CET 2005

Hi Roger,

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Roger Hyam wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I have been doing some work on a TaxonAPI. This is a high/low definition 
> of the kind of thing I believe people publishing taxonomic data need to 
> produce and people consuming it need to eat based on the work I have 
> been involved in on TCS.
> It is framed as if it were a web service type of thing but I imagine 
> that each of the method calls mentioned could equate to a Tapir template 
> of some kind. I imagine a template containing a parameterized filter 
> (not sure if those exist anymore).
> This is still work in progress as I need to define the list of 
> parameters more closely and sort the greater than/less than issue for 
> dates and a few other bits. Plus no one has seen it to comment on!
> You can read more about it here:
> http://www.tdwg.hyam.net/twiki/bin/view/TIP/TaxonAPI
> I would be most grateful for your comments.
> How does this fit with Tapir?
> Roger

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