[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #3695: Inconsistent naming for Links

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Mon May 21 16:40:43 GMT 2007

#3695: Inconsistent naming for Links
 Reporter:  karmadude    |        Owner:  rob1n
     Type:  defect       |       Status:  new  
 Priority:  normal       |    Milestone:  2.3  
Component:  General      |      Version:  2.1  
 Severity:  normal       |   Resolution:       
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion  |  
Comment (by Otto42):

 Replying to [comment:16 johnbillion]:
 > I have no preference on this subject but I think "Links" is by far the
 most universally understood description for, well, links. They are
 hyperlinks after all.

 That's the problem here. They're not just hyperlinks. They have several
 attributes associated with them. They have XFN. They can have images
 associated with them. They have the ability to associate RSS feed URLs
 with them. Wordpress has code in it to determine the last time these
 "links" were updated and to then store that information for display and
 sorting purposes.

 Bookmarks are more than links.

 > Otto42, if someone was to instead ask you how they add a link to their
 blog, you'd have to tell them to click on "Bookmarks" because that's what
 they're called in WordPress. If, however, someone is used to calling links
 "Bookmarks" then they'll know what tab they have to click on anyway.

 No, if somebody asked me how to add a link to their blog, I'd tell them to
 enter the a href tag into a post like they'd enter a link anywhere else.

 A link is just a link. You can make links anywhere.
 Bookmarks are more than just lists of links.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3695#comment:18>
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