W3C to Support 'Web 2.0' concept of 'tags'
Strange news from my strange friend Gaks.
He's forwarded me a fragment of the w3c's proposed new attribute: 'tags' which is defined for almost every html element.
A 'tags' attribute acts as a flexible meta-data repository, and here's how you use it:
Say you want to link to a document, and you want to 'tag' that document as being 'funny', 'rude', 'useful' and pertaining to a few key topics such as 'html', 'xml' and 'css' (and why shouldn't it?) then your anchor element could include a 'tags' attribute like this:
Gaks tells me that this is particularly useful when used in conjunction with the whatg's Web Forms 3.0 specification of a tagCloud control. I have yet to find out how one of those works.
Gaks further says that the best new attribute in html is '
time', defined for anchor elements, which lets you specify not just where a link points, but when. Relative-time values can be used for fetching tomorrow's newspaper headlines today, and so on, which causes hell for rss aggregators etc.
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