LSID tester - new features

Lee Belbin leebel at NETSPACE.NET.AU
Tue Mar 21 13:53:13 CET 2006

Neat Rod!


Lee Belbin
Manager, TDWG Infrastructure Project
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-----Original Message-----
From: Taxonomic Databases Working Group GUID Project
[mailto:TDWG-GUID at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU] On Behalf Of Roderic Page
Sent: Tuesday, 21 March 2006 11:48 AM
Subject: LSID tester - new features

I've tweaked the LSID tester tool mentioned in a previous posting. The
tester now lives at,
and has the following changes:

1. The RDF metadata can be displayed as a graph in PNG and SVG formats (you
can also get the underlying graph file which is AT&T's dot format)

2. An additional test that produces a warning if the HTTP binding for the
authority  is anything other than a server address (i.e., URLs with paths
generate a warning)

3. Some minor cosmetic changes to make it a little less hideous on the eyes
if you have the misfortune to use Internet Explorer 6

4. I've added some example LSIDs so users have somewhere to start.

Still very crude and loads of limitations/bugs...

Users of recent versions of Firefox will be disappointed with the SVG
graphs. I suggest installing Adobe's SVG plugin and using this extension
for-turning-built-in-svg-on-and-off/) to turn native SVG support off.



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