New version of Scientific Name Parser is out
This release has some backward compatibility issues with output.
Field “verbatim” is not preprocessed in any way
In previous versions we did strip empty spaces and new line characters around the name to generate “verbatim” field. Now name stays the way it was entered into the parser.
“Homo sapiens “ -> …“verbatim”: “Homo sapiens”
“Homo sapiens\r\n” -> …“verbatim”: “Homo sapiens”
“Homo sapiens “ -> …“verbatim”: “Homo sapiens “
“Homo sapiens\r\n” -> …“verbatim”: “Homo sapiens\r\n”
Global Names UUID v5 is added to the output as “id” field
Read more about UUID v5 in another blog post
Names with underscores instead of spaces are supported
Such names are often used in representations of phyo-trees. Parser now substitutes underscores to spaces during normalization phase
Normalized canonical forms do not have apostrophes anymore
I am removing behavior introduced in v3.1.10 which would preserve apostrophes in normalized version of names like “Arca m’coyi Tenison-Woods”. Apostrophes are not code compliant.