Re: Of tags and topics

On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 06:51 +1300, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> We already have a field for this: folder names.

Argh! My fault. I should have written "*a* label you would think of
first" rather than "*the*". The idea is that, like Epiphany's current
topic system, you can have multiple paths to the same object. But the
user doesn't overdo it by selecting all the possible labels that could
be associated with the object (that is what I reserved the name 'tag'

Basically, topics are for when you have a clear idea of what you want.
Tags are for when you don't.

> While it may be useful to add tagging to Nautilus, or folders to 
> Epiphany bookmarks, I think any attempt to give the two ideas the same 
> prominence, for the same collection of objects, is doomed to confusion 
> between them. Either concentrate on one, or concentrate on the other.

I agree. In part I'm trying to sort out what we can do to either blend
the two (not likely) or at least *standardise* on the user interface,
data formats, etc.


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