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Re: Tagging - idea and what I'm missing


My two cents:

Without writing any code, users can implement a workable solution to tagging
on their own using Backlinks.

To tag a page as "essay ideas" for example, add a link somewhere on the page
to ":tags:essay-ideas". Then follow the link and add a one-character body to
that page (just a "." would suffice) to make sure it doesn't get garbage
collected. Now, whenever you want to see pages that belong to a certain tag,
just go to that tag's page and hit ALT-B to show backlinks.

I'm going to try this out tomorrow on my work notebook.

That having been said, I also would appreciate it if anyone wanted to code
up the necessary UI features to make this scheme feel more natural.

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> In fact, I'd like to see content tagging too, not just note tagging.
> That is, a tag could be inserted into a specific place on a page. In
> wiki-code, it could be implemented as [[tag:foobar]] and I'm certain
> that a GUI element could be designed by someone more creative than
> myself.

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