[uf-discuss] xfolk: tags that aren't links
angus at pobox.com
Sun Jan 1 20:45:23 PST 2006
At 23:26 -0500 01.01.2006, Bud Gibson wrote:
>At one point in time, I considered having non-link tags ... I also
> perceived a considerable advantage in joining forces with by far
> the most widely adopted tagging standard, reltag. You should too.
Thank you to everyone who wrote, and my apologies for inadvertently
reviving a topic that had already been done to death.
The case I mentioned was not purely imaginary, inasmuch as I have
seen examples of the kind of thing that I described (i.e. bookmarks
accompanied by tags/keywords in the form of static text rather than
links). However, I am unable to find any current examples of this.
About the closest I can come are some scientific bibliographies,
where non-link keywords still seem to occur, but this kind of use is
not an exact fit for 'xfolk' anyway.
More to the point, I recognize the advantages of rel-tag and of
keywords-as-links in general. It also makes my job - I'm converting a
bookmark manager library to output 'xfolk' - easier. I will stop
encouraging backwards behavior ("Unlinked tags are _so_ Web 1.0"),
and let my users learn to love rel-tag.
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