[tdwg-tapir] TaxonAPI

Roger Hyam roger at tdwg.org
Mon Nov 28 11:54:13 CET 2005

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:


I would be most grateful for your comments.

How does this fit with Tapir?



 Roger Hyam
 Technical Architect
 Taxonomic Databases Working Group
 roger at tdwg.org
 +44 1578 722782

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