[Clipart] stuff done today

J. Alves alvesjmp at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 15:54:56 PDT 2010

Good stuff, Chovynz

A few quick comments.

> "Country could have standardized droplist, as we have on every website".
> This is a possibility, although I'd like more opinions before coding that.
> Right now, I'm happy just to type mine in, and see no reason to have a time
> consuming drop down list. Convince me.

In my programming/computer/data gathering experience, the more
"freedom" you give the user, the less focused, precise your data will
be. Typos, alternative spellings, different languages, alternative
names... When you want to list all user in the USA, how are you going
to search for that? (unless that is not a concern, in which case
anything goes and this is not an important issue)

United States
United States of America
Estados Unidos de America
Estados Unidos de América
United Stats
etc. etc. would all be possibilities (with one misspelling in there,
btw, before someone suggests a union of statisticians or something).


João Marcelo Pereira Alves (J) - Genomics, Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution
Dept. Microbiology & Immunology - MCV/VCU - Richmond, VA, USA
f. 1-804-828-3897 / 804-852-1234 - http://bioinfo.lpb.mic.vcu.edu

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