Friday, July 4, 2008

The new pages

Today, I released the new pages which are a real improvement in comparison to the old Snet homepage. The site structure is simpler and much easier to navigate. It now contains a data portal which allows searches on Snet data from our subprojects TaxonConcept and Agenames. I already wrote some comments on the technical details of the new data portal which is based on the OAI-PMH (Open Archives) protocol.

Interestingly, the Snet data page allows even more flexible queries than the original search pages of TaxonConcept or Agenames. For example authors of taxa or localities of stratigraphic units can be used in queries while TaxonConcept and Agenames only allow queries on the taxon name or name of a stratigraphic unit respectively.

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