[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #5964: Multi-word tags encoded incorrectly

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Fri Feb 22 18:35:30 GMT 2008

#5964: Multi-word tags encoded incorrectly
 Reporter:  DavidMeade  |       Owner:  anonymous    
     Type:  defect      |      Status:  new          
 Priority:  normal      |   Milestone:  2.6          
Component:  General     |     Version:               
 Severity:  normal      |    Keywords:  tags, tagging
 When tagging posts in wordpress with a two-word tag (lets say the tag is
 "tag name") ... wordpress replaces the space with a dash (-) resulting in

 However, technorati states that spaces should be replaced with a plus (+)
 and is thus expecting "tag+name".  It sees "tag-name" as an entirely
 different thing, and returns different results for each.
 (see: http://support.technorati.com/support/siteguide/tags )

 The Microformats folks (microformats.org) also state that the plus (+) is
 to be used to represent spaces in multi-wrod tags: (see:
 http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-tag#Encoding_issues )

 Meanwhile, wordpress doesn't even seem to allow an author to use a plus
 (+) as if they do wordpress just concatenates the two words into one word

 It seems that Wordpress is defying convention at technorati and
 specification of microformats -- and that seems to make wordpress rather
 Technorati unfriendly.  In order to find wordpress posts tagged "tag name"
 at technorati (or any other site which conforms to the microformats
 standard), I cant search for "tag name" and expect wordpress blogs to show

 Shouldn't wordpress present multi-word tags according to the microformats

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5964>
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