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