[uf-discuss] The need for evidence of tagging (was: [hReview] Best way to find book reviews)

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Jul 23 16:38:21 PDT 2007

In message 
<2802. at webmail.sergiosantos.info>, 
me at sergiosantos.info writes

>On the hReview FAQ it advises to use to book rel='tag' to specify more 
>the type of the review, this doesn't seem to be a common practice in 
>the Examples in the wild.

Tagging is popular with bloggers; from casual observation, it seems to 
be less so with other publishers (one reason for this may be that it 
requires the target URLs to be of a certain format, which, if they are 
not to be external, may not suit the CMS in use).

Perhaps we should take more care, in future, to ensure that tags are 
only includes in microformat specs if the gathered evidence suggests 
that publishers are already using them?

Andy Mabbett

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