[uf-discuss] xfolk: tags that aren't links

Bud Gibson bud at thecommunityengine.com
Mon Jan 2 19:16:40 PST 2006

Don't forget to add any new implementations to the xFolk wiki page at:


On Jan 1, 2006, at 23:45, Angus McIntyre wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Angus
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