Guide to "taxts" (short)
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"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
What Code Example Usage
Taxon link {tax 429349} Formica For linking and referring to non-homonyms
Taxon link (with author citation) {taxac 429349} Formica Linnaeus, 1758 For linking and referring to homonyms; the author citation is included for disambiguation only; should not be followed by a colon/pages
Protonym link {pro 154891} Lasius Not 100% decided, probably only for linking genus/subgenus protonyms
Reference link {ref 126902} 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.

What Code Example Usage
"Missing taxon" {missing <i>string</i>} Dangerosa For hardcoded taxon names that are missing from the catalog
"Unmissing taxon" {unmissing <i>string</i>} 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.

See also