rel-tag-issues

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(rejected a bunch of previously discussed issues.)
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* 2006-02-09 raised by JonathanFeinberg
* 2006-02-09 raised by JonathanFeinberg
*# ''Issue 1: It's bizarre to have the tag be denoted by the URL. The content of the '''a''' tag is a perfectly suitable place to '''contain''' the tag.''
*# ''Issue 1: It's bizarre to have the tag be denoted by the URL. The content of the '''a''' tag is a perfectly suitable place to '''contain''' the tag.''
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*#* REJECTED, IGNORES ESTABLISHED PRACTICE.  Flickr and del.icio.us and other tagging sites established the defacto standard of having the tag term be denoted by the last segment in the URL.  [[rel-tag]] was designed to leverage that existing behavior.  Theoretical arguments about suitability are irrelevant in the fact of overwhelming existing practice.
*# ''Issue 2: There's no way to distinguish between an individual user's notion of a tag and a global tag (i.e., Fred's java tag versus all things tagged with java.''
*# ''Issue 2: There's no way to distinguish between an individual user's notion of a tag and a global tag (i.e., Fred's java tag versus all things tagged with java.''
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*#* REJECTED UNTRUE.  ACCEPTED FAQ.  Tag spaces (see [[rel-tag]] specification) are used for distinguishing, e.g. Flickr does this with photos from one user with a tag, vs. photos from all users with a tag. [[to-do]] - add this to the the [[rel-tag-faq]].
*# ''Issue 3: It's not reasonable to restrict the host's REST implementation according to this spec's rather limited idea of a "good" tag URL. The idea of tags as query parameters is rejected without justification, for example. Query parameters are a perfectly legitimate means of denoting state.''
*# ''Issue 3: It's not reasonable to restrict the host's REST implementation according to this spec's rather limited idea of a "good" tag URL. The idea of tags as query parameters is rejected without justification, for example. Query parameters are a perfectly legitimate means of denoting state.''
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*#* REJECTED, IGNORES ESTABLISHED PRACTICE. Flickr and del.icio.us and other tagging sites established the defacto standard of having the tag term be denoted by the last segment in the URL and thus defined what makes a "good" tag URL.  [[rel-tag]] has codified this good practice.

Revision as of 19:14, 9 February 2006

relTag Issues

These are externally raised issues about rel-tag with broadly varying degrees of merit. Thus some issues are REJECTED for a number of obvious reasons (but still documented here in case they are re-raised), and others contain longer discussions. Some issues may be ACCEPTED and perhaps cause changes or improved explanations in the spec. Submitted issues may (and probably will) be edited and rewritten for better terseness, clarity, calmness, rationality, and as neutral a point of view as possible. Write your issues well. — Tantek

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