[tdwg-tag] [tdwg-content] Canonical name parsing

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Thu Mar 15 09:49:17 CET 2012

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Kirk" <p.kirk at cabi.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:34 PM

and ...

an infraspecific name in ICNAFP (previously ICBN) without an infraspecific 
rank-indicator is NOT a name, so less than useless ... :-)

Surely this is not right. The "connecting term" denoting the rank
is not part of the name. However, its use is mandatory.

In higher ranks a similar problem may occur, where a non-standard
termination is used or where a name may be used in more than one
rank. Anyway, it never hurts to have a rank-indicating term for
names in higher ranks, for those users who are not familiar with the
standard terminations.


P.S. I would guess "ICNafp"? 

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