[uf-discuss] rel-tag for hierarchical categories

Kevin Marks kmarks at technorati.com
Fri Dec 2 22:00:44 PST 2005

On Dec 2, 2005, at 9:38 PM, Benjamin Carlyle wrote:
> I'm wanting to use tags as part of my blog entry posts, but I don't  
> like
> explicit tagging. I just want a single link at the bottom of each blog
> entry to point to its category, and for that to be interpreted as one  
> or
> more tags.
> Now, rel-tag appears to do the right thing for:
> <a
> href="http://members.optusnet.com.au/benjamincarlyle/benjamin/blog/ 
> software">software</a>

yes, that is the spec

> Now I want it to make sense of a hierarchical category system:
> <a
> href="http://members.optusnet.com.au/benjamincarlyle/benjamin/blog/ 
> software/httpsubscription">software/httpsubscription</a>
> I think the current proposal would tag this as
> "software/httpsubscription", when in fact it really means two tags:
> "software"+"httpsubscription".

No, it would tag it as 'httpsubscription'
Tagspaces are defined to be flat.

> What will current parsing do (especially technorati) with my input? Is
> my data point something that could be applied more generally? Should  
> the
> specification cover this case?

No, tagspaces are meant to be flat. If you want hierarchy you need  
something else.

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