Index Fungorum LSID server

Kevin Richards richardsk at LANDCARERESEARCH.CO.NZ
Sat Apr 22 21:57:32 CEST 2006

Thanks for those comments Rod.
As you have seen this is an initial attempt.

>> The syntax
>>      <TaxonNames:hasBasionym>
>>        <rdf:Description
>> rdf:about="" />
>>      </TaxonNames:hasBasionym>
>> strikes me as odd.

This is due to an accidental omission of the RDF entity type of the
basionym object.  Will fix this.

>> I also suggest that has a
>> complementary tag such as
>>      <TaxonNames:isBasionymOf rdf:resource =
>> " 213649" />

Godd idea.  The fields are based on the initial implementation of
TCS-RDF that Roger completed, and as he said, it is not a complete
schema at this stage.  BTW the reverse RDF pointers can be viewed using
launchpad by going into the launchpad settings and turning on 'Show back

>> The attribute
>> TaxonNames:nomenclaturalCode="
>> NomenclaturalCode/#botanical" of the tag <TaxonNames:TaxonName> is
>> problematic. Firstly, I don't know why this is an attribute rather
>> just another tag,

Due to my lack of understanding of RDF and when to use attributes as
opposed to tags - I was blindly following an example.

>> and the URI
>> returns a 404. If this is just a made up URI then this is bad --
>> URI in an RDF document must be real -- unlike XML schema where any
>> rubbish can be used.

Also due to the prototyping stage of this 'project'.  Will be fixed by
online TDWG ontologies at some stage I assume?

>>     <TaxonNames:publishedIn><i>Syll. fung.</i> (Abellini)
>> <b>1</b>: 148 (1882) (1882)</TaxonNames:publishedIn>
>>has formatting information (the <i></i> and <b></b> tags). I think
>>is in principle a bad thing(TM)

We debated this a little and decided to leave the field text the same as
has been returned by other services of IndexFungorum.  But you have a
good point and it is something we will need to discuss further in


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