[uf-discuss] rel-tag for hierarchical categories
scott at randomchaos.com
Fri Dec 2 23:03:06 PST 2005
Kevin Marks wrote:
>> Now I want it to make sense of a hierarchical category system:
>> I think the current proposal would tag this as
>> "software/httpsubscription", when in fact it really means two tags:
> No, it would tag it as 'httpsubscription'
> Tagspaces are defined to be flat.
Note that dot ('.') makes a decent hierarchy marker with no required
change for flat tag systems. Foxilicious  uses dot as a default
delimiter for converting from the (mostly) flat tag space at
del.icio.us to the hierarchy of Firefox's bookmarks. So you could do:
Some parsers will still treat that as a single tag, but others will
treat it as a hierarchy, and even in those systems treating it as a
single tag, I think "software.httpsubscription" suggests a hierarchy
to many humans.
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