Bug #2766


Add simple and full reference details and eliminate letter codes

Added by Robert Peet over 16 years ago. Updated over 16 years ago.

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Redesign the website so that the uninformative letter-code references to literature is replaced by a simple reference, which in turn refers to a full reference. That is, simple references replace the current letter codes. Full references should be available via a popup box when you click on the simple reference.

For example, in the current system C is often used as a shorthad reference for Gleason and Cronquist 1991. In the new system there will be a numeric primary key ID, a ref_simple = Gleason & Cronquist 1991, and a ref_full = Gleason, H.A., and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, second edition. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY.

I have filled in a spreadsheet version of this with 16 regular references, and 10 Placeholder values that will soon be replaced in the concepts table by approximately 800 unique references. We can implement this revision before the 800 are available by retaining the placeholds. This spreadhseet is available at

I think we can now eliminate all the other fields pertaining to references that come from ConceptMapper, and indeed ConceptMapper should pick up this simple scheme.

Actions #1

Updated by Robert Peet over 16 years ago

This bug will allow us to exploit the resolution of bug 2602, which is now nearly complete owning to the work of Jess Long

Actions #2

Updated by xianhua liu over 16 years ago

fixed. But x,y,z and other placeholder sources still show up as bare letters. I wonder if Alan Weakley should be the best person to offer a list of codes and corresponding sources for those mentioned in his book.

Actions #3

Updated by Robert Peet over 16 years ago

Need to add explanitory text on relationships page below tabs and above the listed relationships that states "Move cursor over the concept reference to see details of the reference."

Actions #4

Updated by xianhua liu over 16 years ago


1. added the note at the top of the relationship list
2. fixed bug in showing simple reference for 'C'
3. fixed bug to support both IE and FireFox

Actions #5

Updated by Robert Peet over 16 years ago


Actions #6

Updated by Redmine Admin over 10 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 2766


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