[microformats-discuss] Some questions about rel="tag"

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Fri Sep 16 09:03:26 PDT 2005

On Sep 16, 2005, at 5:37 AM, Robert Bachmann wrote:

> I've some questions about rel="tag".
> 1. Trailing slash in a URI which contains a tag:
> Some URIs containing a tag have a trailing slash, for example  
> Wordpress'
> “category links” look like this:
>  <a href="http://myblog.tld/categories/foo/" rel="tag  
> category">foo</a>
> I suppose the trailing slash shouldn't be considered as a part of the
> tag. Is this correct?


> 2. Are tags case-sensitive?

They are (because URLs are), but, of course, UA's are free to  
normalize tags however they see fit.

> 3. Encoding spaces: Why are spaces encoded as “+” instead of “_”?

+ is a standard way of encoding spaces (per the URL spec). %20 is  
another valid option.


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