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* Is [[rel-tag]] sufficient?
 
* Is [[rel-tag]] sufficient?
 
** Probably not. There's lots of cases where there are preexisting directory links, which are not taggable. It would be nice to have the ability to make those explicit. - Ryan
 
** Probably not. There's lots of cases where there are preexisting directory links, which are not taggable. It would be nice to have the ability to make those explicit. - Ryan
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** Also, [[rel-tag]] does not require that the page linked to be a directory page... it can also be a definition page
  
 
== Straw proposal ==
 
== Straw proposal ==
 
* rel="directory" - thoughts by Tantek
 
* rel="directory" - thoughts by Tantek
 
** indicates that the referenced resource is a directory which does or should contain the current page.  Note that this has some resemblance to (but with important differences from) several existing [http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#h-6.12 HTML4 rel values]: Contents, ToC, Index, Appendix.  A directory implies something more though, perhaps aspects like pointing to a bunch of things at different locations/sites, perhaps one or more canonical orderings (whether alphabetical or by some other metric).  I know this is a bit rough, but I ran the idea past a few key folks at FOO Camp (David Weinberger, Josh Kinberg, Blaine & Rabble of ODEO), and after a bit of discussion it seemed to make sense to them too.
 
** indicates that the referenced resource is a directory which does or should contain the current page.  Note that this has some resemblance to (but with important differences from) several existing [http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#h-6.12 HTML4 rel values]: Contents, ToC, Index, Appendix.  A directory implies something more though, perhaps aspects like pointing to a bunch of things at different locations/sites, perhaps one or more canonical orderings (whether alphabetical or by some other metric).  I know this is a bit rough, but I ran the idea past a few key folks at FOO Camp (David Weinberger, Josh Kinberg, Blaine & Rabble of ODEO), and after a bit of discussion it seemed to make sense to them too.

Revision as of 13:06, 20 May 2006

Directory Inclusion Brainstorming

This page is dedicated to brainstorming ways to do distributed directory inclusion, based on the research done in directory-inclusion-examples and directory-inclusion-formats.

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Questions

  • Is rel="tag" sufficient?
    • Probably not. There's lots of cases where there are preexisting directory links, which are not taggable. It would be nice to have the ability to make those explicit. - Ryan
    • Also, rel="tag" does not require that the page linked to be a directory page... it can also be a definition page

Straw proposal

  • rel="directory" - thoughts by Tantek
    • indicates that the referenced resource is a directory which does or should contain the current page. Note that this has some resemblance to (but with important differences from) several existing HTML4 rel values: Contents, ToC, Index, Appendix. A directory implies something more though, perhaps aspects like pointing to a bunch of things at different locations/sites, perhaps one or more canonical orderings (whether alphabetical or by some other metric). I know this is a bit rough, but I ran the idea past a few key folks at FOO Camp (David Weinberger, Josh Kinberg, Blaine & Rabble of ODEO), and after a bit of discussion it seemed to make sense to them too.