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Re: Tags & Todo


Hi Alessandro, Hi all,

On 10/21/2010 10:02 AM, Alessandro Magni wrote:
>  hi people,
> just out of curiosity - me too as a recent poster wrote am deeply
> interested in the implementation of tags in Zim.

As I have already answered the recent poster, I will do so again.
I'm very interested in tags as well and I'm working on the
implementation. You can look up the progress (now) in the Wiki at

> I recently tried to use the TaskList tool, and I'm puzzled: what is
> different from using the task list for tags different from TODO and
> FIXME? From what I see it would be perfect - just rename the "Task List"
> to "Tag List", and allow us to write any tag we want!
> Or am I missing something?

To answer to your question: Jaap decided, that "since several features
need to go really in the core of the application it is easier to add
support low level". That's why I'm not extending the tasklist plugin but
stick to the strategy he elaborated (the TODO list items are written by
him). I do not (yet) have a sufficiently broad understanding of all
internals to reason or argue this, but rest assured, tags are on the
way. Btw contributions in form of code (launchpad) or use- and
test-cases (Wiki) etc. are always welcome. ;)

While we are at it, I would like to discuss how Zim should deal with
multiple tags on one page. In my opinion and as far as I understood,
tags are supposed to be a page property. From that I conclude that
multiple mentions of the same tag will be ignored and handled like a
single mention. Please comment. (Side-note: This is completely different
from what the Tasklist plugin does!?)


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