[uf-discuss] microformats for tagspeak ?

S. Sriram ssriram at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 20:31:16 PST 2005


I'd like to know if tagspeak is something that microformats could attempt to
formalize ?

tagspeak is the way in which everday users construct tags.
tags are currently constructed in one of two ways:
1. with a link using the rel-tag or in gada.be's case using tag.gada.be
2. in plain text as in delicious, flickr and other taggable services

Punctuations that are in use with tags are

@ to denote a group in shadows.com and jots.com
: to denote a separator in the the proposed delicious groups formulation
  groupname: tag [1]
+ To denote a tag intrsection in delicious/technorati and takes
  the place of a space
- used by gada.be in the same way as + is used by others
= As a delimiter to denote an iname [2]

For a  few other tagspeak models see my blog [3]

I wonder if this is something that fits within the microformats
umbrella and if so has there been any work done on it ?

[1] http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/mtarchive/berkman_joshua_schachter.html
[3] http://sriram.wordpress.com/

S. Sriram

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