"Taxts" and "taxt tags"
"Taxt" refers to any plaintext content that is mixed with taxon- and reference ID tags ("taxt tags"). While mainly used for history items, there are about ten different database columns that support "taxt" content.
Standard catalog tags
||Formica||For linking and referring to non-homonyms|
|Taxon link (with author citation)||
||Formica||For linking and referring to homonyms; the author citation is included for disambiguation only; should not be followed by a colon/pages|
||Lasius||Not 100% decided, probably only for linking genus/subgenus protonyms|
||Linnaeus, 1758||Used to backup scientific "claims", should be followed by a colon and page numbers|
Cleanup-related tags (work in progress)
This section can be ignored until we have figured out how to make use of them, or if we even need them at all. They were added to make taxts parsable by script, and to make it possible to find missing database entries. Hardcoded names wrapped in "missing" and "unmissing" tags render just as if the name were hardcoded without tags.
||Dangerosa||For hardcoded taxon names that are missing from the catalog|
||Dangerosa||For hardcoded taxon names that are not missing from the catalog|
A 100% complete ant catalog would not need a
missing tag type, while
unmissing would still be relevant for hardcoded names, since even a complete ant catalog would not necessarily keep
Taxon records for homonyms outside of Formicidae.