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This is implemented... I guess I should move the page to the main help namespace. --Evan 15:01, 7 Feb 2006 (EST)

Sorry, I mean: partially implemented. The Special:Tag page doesn't yet exist. --Evan 15:02, 7 Feb 2006 (EST)


Will it be eventually be possible to search for tags on the site? - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 13:49, 5 June 2006 (EDT)

Yes. --Evan 14:46, 5 June 2006 (EDT)
Any timeline in mind? The reason I ask is because it took me an hour to find Wikitravel:Geocoding so I tagged it with this {{tag|geo}} that way I could find it in the future, but I didn't realize that it, currently, is impossible to search for tags. - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 14:49, 5 June 2006 (EDT)

Category vs Tag[edit]

swept in from the pub

What is the difference between a Category and a Tag. I have been trying to work this out and the more I read the more confusing it gets. I have just looked at the edit page for Template:Tag and find:

<rdf> <> dc:subject "{{{1}}}" . </rdf> <includeonly> [[Category:{{{1}}}]] </includeonly>

Does this mean that a Tag is a Category or what?.

Policy on Wikitravel:Categories indicates that categories are to be avoided, and the Talk page suggests controversy. No apparent consensus emerges.

Wikitravel:Tags gives the impression that Tags are OK and we can use them freely. The Talk page provides little useful information.

One of the reasons I ask is that Export pages offers a feature where it appears that you can quickly select a whole category or start by selecting a whole category and delete unwanted articles, which could be useful if there were useful categories available to select. Article status does not seem to be useful in this context.

This all comes from trying to work out how to get all the sub-articles of a given article together in case you want to print them out.

If anyone knows the answer to that problem, please let me know.

Peter (Southwood) Talk 04:56, 7 November 2009 (EST)

I've never heard of tags before. It looks like an old feature that Evan liked but never got off the ground. You can see it's not widely used, and in fact at this point I'd call it deprecated. My impression is that Evan and the other early editors had a lot of great ideas about how to organize content, but they required stuff that normal MediaWiki couldn't do. Things like docents and breadcrumbs were implemented using RDF, which is a great idea in theory (machine-readable content) but has caused numerous problems in the places where it interfaces with MediaWiki. Personally, I'd like to see us find a more built-in MediaWiki way to add stuff to the sidebars and breadcrumbs; we can keep RDF but I don't think we should be basing what the user sees on that RDF code. LtPowers 11:56, 7 November 2009 (EST)
And just as a side note, do we know of anyone actually using the RDF we have on the site? LtPowers 11:56, 7 November 2009 (EST)
As you say, the main use of RDF is the breadcrumb navigation trail (Foo : Bar : Baz City), which uses RDF internally to figure out the paths. I'm not aware of anybody using RDF outside the site, but then, IB doesn't seem to have any interest in making WT easier to reuse. Jpatokal 10:47, 8 November 2009 (EST)

VFD Discussion[edit]

  • Delete. If Template:Tag is deleted then this page will also be obsolete. If consensus is to keep Template:Tag then this page should also be kept. -- Ryan • (talk) • 20:01, 23 August 2010 (EDT)

Result: Kept. A disclaimerbox has been added indicating that the page describes obsolete functionality per LtPowers concerns. -- Ryan • (talk) • 17:37, 11 September 2010 (EDT)