[uf-discuss] rel-tag title as tag value (Was: Should microformat features (like rel-tag) have explicit scope?)

James Craig jcraig at apple.com
Wed Feb 7 14:21:32 PST 2007

  Edward O'Connor wrote:

> James Craig wrote:
>> Requiring a restful URL for rel-tag (though the ideal solution) is
>> expecting a lot more of a µf author than requiring authors to add a
>> bit of markup.
> While properly implementing a tag space may be slightly more
> difficult[1] than other methods for some developers or  
> organizations, I
> think the benefits far, far outweigh the cost.

I'm not arguing that, and I certainly agree. I'm asking about an  
acceptable fallback for those few circumstances where implementing a  
tag space is technically–or more likely, politically–not an option.

> James Craig wrote:
>> Practical alternative for some cases (using title value):
>> <a rel="tag" title="tagName" href="/ 
>> theOtherDevelopersHideouslyComplexUrl.extension? 
>> queryJunk=tagName">text</a>
>> If the ugly URL isn't enough of an explanation, consider that  
>> front-end developers make up a majority of the converts in the  
>> area of web standards. It is not unthinkable that a front-end  
>> developer would want to implement rel-tag even when the server- 
>> side developer is unwilling to implement a restful URL. There  
>> ought to be a markup fallback.


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