[tdwg-tag] LSID Sourceforge URL & LSID Best Practices

Kevin Richards RichardsK at landcareresearch.co.nz
Sun Aug 9 09:11:57 CEST 2009

This is the same problem that has been there since Source Forge updated their site to a new version, probably nearly a year ago now.  Ricardo was hoping to fix this by moving the lsids.sourceforge.net location to a tdwg server, but I never heard back how far he had got - he is distracted by his new job.

Not sure if we have anyone working no this, but it needs fixing.


From: tdwg-tag-bounces at lists.tdwg.org [tdwg-tag-bounces at lists.tdwg.org] On Behalf Of Richard Pyle [deepreef at bishopmuseum.org]
Sent: Friday, 7 August 2009 2:17 p.m.
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Subject: [tdwg-tag] LSID Sourceforge URL & LSID Best Practices

Hi All,

Gail Kampmeier just called my attention to the fact that
http://lsids.sourceforge.net/ is not resolving properly (results in an
error: "Cannot find configuration. This file is probably executed from the
wrong location." -- whatever the hell that means).  Is it now necessary to
link to http://sourceforge.net/projects/lsid/ instead?

The reason this came up is that, following an earlier (and still extant?)
TDWG recommendation/best practices, I include the orange "LSID" icon next to
the LSIDs as displaye don the human-readible ZooBank pages.  For example:


Immediately to the right of the LSID you'll see the icon.  I made this icon
a link to the sourceforge site (which I guess I should now change to
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lsid/).  Is this still an appropriate use
of, and link for, the icon?  Should the link do something else (like return

Thoughts, insights welcome!


Richard L. Pyle, PhD
Database Coordinator for Natural Sciences
  and Associate Zoologist in Ichthyology
Department of Natural Sciences, Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI 96817
Ph: (808)848-4115, Fax: (808)847-8252
email: deepreef at bishopmuseum.org

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