[tdwg-guid] Embedding LSID links within Publications

Paul Kirk p.kirk at cabi.org
Mon Dec 3 09:39:06 CET 2007

But Rich, the prose you refer to are the ... 'this is a really neat
fish, just look at the video' discussion rather than the techie ICZN
stuff ... Aus bus sp. nov ... LSID, Latin daignosis, holotype etc ...
which, at the risk of being stoned (having rocks thrown at me ... ;-)
... I mean) as an heretic, could perhaps be usefully lost in an
appendix, and thus disposed would not interrupt the flow.


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[mailto:tdwg-guid-bounces at lists.tdwg.org] On Behalf Of Richard Pyle
Sent: 01 December 2007 00:48
To: 'Gregor Hagedorn'; tdwg-guid at lists.tdwg.org
Subject: RE: [tdwg-guid] Embedding LSID links within Publications

Thanks, Gregor -- this is very helpful, and I pretty much agree.

> In short: allow any normal publishing practice, consider it as a 
> special form of reference (like doi or ISBN) and observe the normal 
> publishing practices of citing, especially avoid redundancies. Rich, I

> think you are too much thinking about general rules how to always 
> handle it - but publishing practice for good reasons does almost the 
> opposite (once and never again...).

Fair enough....and I'm sure I am over-thinking this.  However, I still
see problems with your proposed approached, in that I do not want big,
cumbersome LSIDs (even once) interrupting the flow of prose.

I think I still favor the idea of a superscript indicator that can be
easily ignored, easily clicked, and easily used to refer to a printed
(not hidden) set of hyperlinks following the "Literature Cited" section.
I think this strikes a resonable compromise/balance between how things
are done in the publishing world, and how *I* think things *should* be
done in the publishing world.... 



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