Issue 10141

Discuss how to show root usages in checklist page

Reporter: omeyn
Type: SubTask
Summary: Discuss how to show root usages in checklist page
Priority: Minor
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2011-11-07 15:51:23.857
Updated: 2013-08-29 14:46:14.055
Resolved: 2011-11-07 15:53:04.922

Created: 2011-11-07 15:52:01.595
Updated: 2011-11-07 15:52:01.595
basecamp conversation:

Andrea Hahn Fri, 14 Oct at 5:36am
Please compare with - is this covered?

Markus Döring Mon, 17 Oct at 4:42am
The questions is more where in the portal one should be able to browse the root taxa. I would think its natural to start on the checklist dataset page by simply showing the taxonomic browser widget there too?

Andrea Hahn Mon, 17 Oct at 5:04am
There was some discussion around the dataset page, resulting in the decision that it should not give access to the checklist content, but focus on the checklist metadata. In this sense, the dataset page for checklists displays taxonomic information only insofar as it is supplied with the metadata, not with the checklist itself. Part of the reasoning behind that was that some checklist publishers were not to publish their full data content through GBIF, but only give an overview through their metadata, so that we should in that position not link through to the full data content.

Markus Döring Mon, 17 Oct at 5:07am
If thats the case then this issue still remains a valid one. How do I browse the taxonomy without a search?

Delete Andrea Hahn Mon, 17 Oct at 5:12am
Do dataset metadata allow to reliably identify one or several root taxon/a? If so, the "Taxonomic Coverage" hook in the Checklist Preview box at would feel like a good link to the taxon browser on Species pages filtered for the specific checklist.

Delete Markus Döring Mon, 17 Oct at 5:27am
Not at all, no. I would even think we don't have ANY taxonomic coverage in any of our current checklist metadata.
Btw, whats the difference between the single TAXONOMIC COVERAGE on the right and the names on the left?
Replacing the left preview content with the taxonomic browser and only listing the keywords on the right under tax coverage seems like a really nice solution to me otherwise.

Andrea Hahn Mon, 17 Oct at 7:52am
In the checklist dataset page (, replace the current metadata view in the "Checklist preview" block with the taxon browser module. Need to discuss: do we need to cater for "external data" checklist datasets, where only metadata are existing - does this stick with the current representation?
(also see, comment from Oct 17)

Markus Döring Mon, 17 Oct at 9:19am
Good. External data datasets should not show up as checklists, but as generic datasets. Only indexed checklists will appear as such. So this is not a problem