[Tagging] Contact:* prefix

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 08:23:44 UTC 2015

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> Am 07.08.2015 um 00:38 schrieb Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com>:
> For some tag developments i can see the benefits, but I'm struggling with this one I'm afraid.

while in the addr:-namespace all keys are actually address components, this can be contested for the contact: namespace. A website for instance is not primarily a means of contact, sometimes it might not be suitable at all for contact purposes, but still there are generally good reasons to add website tags (further information and context). 

These discussions are going on for years (eg on talk-it), and truth is the contact prefixed tags are always less and their numbers are growing slower. Contact-advocates are usually replying this was due to the non-prefixed tags used in the editor presets, and they might be right that this is part of the reason, still it should be admitted that this proposal didn't gain sufficient support to overtake the non-prefixed form and it doesn't look like it ever will.


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