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Re: Use of abbr for the scientiifc equivalent of a vernacular name


From: Andy Mabbett
Date: Apr 30, 2008 9:10AM

On Wed, April 30, 2008 15:37, Steve Green wrote:

>>> The Latin name ought to be in the page text at least once.
>> That's a rather sweeping statement; surely it depends on the context?

> I'm all for taking the context into consideration. Can you suggest a
> context in which an author should arbitrarily decide that information will
> be made available to some users and not others?

Well, I would suggest pages such as:


where, to prevent massive bloat, such names are held on a separate
glossary page; but in that case the decision was far from arbitrary, and
the information is still available to all.

Andy Mabbett
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