[Tagging] Synonym handling

John Sturdy jcg.sturdy at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 15:19:33 BST 2012


Rather than long discussions about renaming or merging tags (e.g.
drinkable, potable), perhaps we should accept that there will be
things for which more than one tag name is in use, and decide on a
format and a URL at which a synonym table can be stored, for renderers
and other tools to use?

Perhaps we should use something "cleverer" such as JSON, but I'll
start with a very simple suggestion: a text file in which each line
represents a meaning, and the (space-delimited) words on the line are
the synonymous tags.  Or perhaps we could comma-delimit them, making
it a CSV file, but I think we don't allow spaces in tags so that makes
them naturally a delimiter.

__John



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