[uf-discuss] rel="tag"

Ciaran McNulty mail at ciaranmcnulty.com
Fri Jan 5 00:56:57 PST 2007

On 1/5/07, Fil <fil at rezo.net> wrote:
> I second this, though I think it's easy (but admittedly ugly) for wordpress
> or any other to do something like ?cat=13&cleartext=/tagName

Except rel-tag explicitly uses the last part of the URL path, and
should ignore query parameters and fragment identifiers[1]

i.e.  http://example.com/tags?tag=/fish => tags

> Careful with this: already having accents is not a piece of cake, but you
> will have to match
>       <a rel="tag" href=".../%E3t%E3">&eacute;t&eacute;</a>
> and other niceties (and consider the charset)
> You'll also have the case where the link is on an image...

There are also issues with multilingual sites that might want a
unified tagging scheme.

e.g. <a href="http://example.com/tags/fish" rel="tag">poisson</a>

-Ciaran McNulty

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