[Tagging] Translating tags into the database itself ?

Sander Deryckere sanderd17 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 13:32:15 BST 2011


So most agree that the Latin name is the correct way of tagging.
Tobias also suggests keeping the species:de/en/... for users that
don't know the latin name or don't have the time to look it up.

This seems to be the only valid reason to still use the
species:en/de... tag, but I believe this would fit better in a fixme
tag (because it's missing information). So that would give

natural="tree"
species="Quercus lanata"

or for someone that know's it's an oak, but doesn't know the species:

natural="tree"
genus="Quercus"

or for someone who doesn't have the time to check the Latin
translation of "oak":

natural="tree"
fixme="this is an oak"

This makes species:en/de... completely unnecessary.

Is there someone against this way of tagging for species?

cheers,
Sander



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