Toby Inkster

NAME

HTML::Microformats::Format::species - the species microformat

SYNOPSIS

 use HTML::Microformats::DocumentContext;
 use HTML::Microformats::Format::hCard;

 my $context = HTML::Microformats::DocumentContext->new($dom, $uri);
 my @objects = HTML::Microformats::Format::species->extract_all(
                   $dom->documentElement, $context);
 foreach my $species (@objects)
 {
   print $species->get_binomial . "\n";
 }

DESCRIPTION

HTML::Microformats::Format::species inherits from HTML::Microformats::Format. See the base class definition for a description of property getter/setter methods, constructors, etc.

MICROFORMAT

The species documentation at http://microformats.org/wiki/species is very sketchy. This module aims to be roughly compatible with the implementation of species in the Operator extension for Firefox, and data published by the BBC and Wikipedia. Here are some brief notes on how is has been impemented:

  • The root class name is 'biota'.

  • Important properties are 'vernacular' (alias 'common-name', 'cname' or 'fn'), 'binomial', 'trinomial', 'authority'.

  • Also recognised are 'class', 'division', 'family', 'genus', 'kingdom', 'order', 'phylum', 'species' and various other ranks.

  • Because some of these property names are fairly generic, you can alternatively use them in a prefixed form: 'taxo-class', 'taxo-division', etc.

  • If an element with class 'biota' has no recognised properties within it, the entire contents of the element are taken to be a binomial name. This allows for very simple markup:

      <i class="biota">Homo sapiens</i>
  • The meaning of some terminology differs when used by botanists and zoologists. You can add the class 'botany' or 'zoology' to the root element to clarify your usage. e.g.

      <i class="biota zoology">Homo sapiens</i>

An example:

  <span class="biota zoology">
    <i class="binomial">
      <span class="genus">Homo</span>
      <span class="species">sapiens</span>
      <span class="subspecies">sapiens</span>
    </i>
    (<span class="authority">Linnaeus, 1758</span>)
    a.k.a. <span class="vernacular">Humans</span>
  </span>

RDF OUTPUT

RDF output uses the Biological Taxonomy Vocabulary 0.2 (http://purl.org/NET/biol/ns#).

BUGS

Please report any bugs to http://rt.cpan.org/.

SEE ALSO

HTML::Microformats::Format, HTML::Microformats.

AUTHOR

Toby Inkster <tobyink@cpan.org>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

Copyright 2008-2012 Toby Inkster

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.