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| db | <------ interface ----> WIKIPEDIA
| : | <--- other interface -> WIKISPECIES
| db | <----- interface ----> WIKIPEDIA
| | +----+
| | <-- manual updating ----------------> |db2 | ->
What do you think?
I think that this option would have considerable advantages, as
long as we can make sure that the db provides specific information
for wikispecies users that wikipedia users might find too
detailed/specialised. If the wikispecies db will be organised like
in your suggestion, we would have to be able to create an
interface that makes it clear that it is a unit and not a general
encyclopedia and provide similar search functions as other species
databases (as www.fishbase.org
- according to the needs of a
How to implement this technically speaking, I don't know, but how about
- The Wikispecies interface only shows article tagged with
Category:Wikispecies (or whatever is the best category).
- This project uses a specific parser, allowing for the implementation
of tree navigation and a more "scientifically" looking output of data
(that can be found in the taxabox).
- Maybe other data is in the articles used as source for Wikispecies and
hidden somehow (via a special comment mode or some other specialized tag
in the article, or even as additional stored data in a separate db,
accessed via the article name = scientific species name as key)
- "Edit this entry" in the Wikispecies interface would bring up a window
- the wikipedia edit window showing the source text
- additional data input fields
- A user in the wikipedia proper will only see the wikipedia article,
but not the additional data. The only thing other for them is the
"Category:Wikispecies" tag (which would explain, when opened as article,
what Wikispecies project is and how to access it in the "scientific"
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