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Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lfl at intrex.net
Wed Jun 7 09:17:39 EDT 2006
Ad Vlems wrote:
> I want to integrate three ways of searching:
> - simple (search for part of a plantname)
> - complex (make a selection combining all possible fields)
> - question directed, in which the next questions can be selected:
> * I want to grow a plant that can be harvested in August.
> Here you can change the month and add the kind of soil/sunlight in your
> * I want to create my own plantlist (that I planted in my garden), make an
> inventory of them and get a list of gardentasks per month (when to sow,
> harvest, etc)
> * I want an edible plant that will bloom yellow in May.
> Here you can change color and month.
> * I want to attract butterflies, which plants should I plant?
> * Which plants will grow in a pond?
> * Which plants are good companionplants?
> When one of the questions is selected, you get a list of plants. When you
> click the plantname, you get the detailed info.
> Could you give me a list of what your website would have for visitors to
> profit? Maybe we can help each other.
> Your's truly, Ad Vlems
> My website is: www.permacultuur.net, it's still very much under
A simple way to provide users with this kind of plant/cultural information is
with a wiki and doing a fuzzy text search of names of wikipages that would lead
to pages and groups of pages of well organized text and graphical info, lists, links, message archives, etc.
Making wiki-based interactive online resources available makes it easy to acquire quality data like this
and its portable so can be accessed by your database.
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