[uf-discuss] Useful to have multiple links that provide the same tag?

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Sun Dec 24 08:04:41 PST 2006

On 24 Dec 2006, at 14:04, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/juicer" rel="tag">Wikipedia  
> entry
> for juicer</a>
> <a href="http://www.technorati.com/tag/juicer" rel="tag">Other web
> pages with a juicer tag</a>
> <a href="http://www.xfront.com/juicer" rel="tag">Costello's pithy web
> page on juicers</a>
> Would it be meaningful to put all three links into my web page, i.e.,
> tag my web page three times with the same tag?

I believe that the uniqueness of the ‘tag’ is the URL. So what you've  
got there are three different tags. The URLs they link to can be used  
to disambiguate the meaning (less so with ‘juicer’, but with other  
tags like ‘windows’ linking to the Wikipedia article on the Microsoft  
Windows operating system will disambiguate from the kind that I'm  
looking out of and from the GUI concept that I'm typing into.)

So yes, you can provide meaning because linking to certain tag spaces  
can disambiguate. Whether that's useful for every tag or not is  
debatable though and probably comes down to personal preference and  
whether you think it will be useful for the users of your particular  
site to be linked to aggregators like Technorati.

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