[uf-discuss] Practicality of @rel='tag'

Geoffrey Sneddon foolistbar at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 7 10:47:47 PST 2009


I've been trying to use hResume for my CV, and while mostly it has  
been logical enough, the use of @rel='tag' for @class='skill' doesn't  
seem so sensible.

Firstly, what does @rel='tag' aim to achieve? The spec makes it seem  
like semantics for the point of semantics.

Assuming the use would be to allow people to query, e.g., databases  
containing CVs based upon skills, it seems to (by its distributed  
nature) fail. If I were to list as a skill "Namespaces in XML" there  
would be two obvious URIs I could use for it — both with different  
final segments — <http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-names> would result in "xml- 
names", whereas <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML_Namespaces> would  
result in "XML_Namespaces".

By having (at least) two different tags for one object, what have we  
gained by having such tagging at all? What is gained over just using  
<span class=skill>Namespaces in XML</span>?

Geoffrey Sneddon

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