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

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Fri Feb 22 20:14:14 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         |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:  tags, tagging  |  
Comment (by DavidMeade):

 It's not just an RSS issue.  Even though the links are to pages within our
 own sites, they are marked with rel="tag" -- and the rel="tag" micro
 format clearly states that multi word tags should be separated with the +
 sign. (See above links)  This is not happening in Wordpress right now and
 causes multi-word-tag tagged post to not show up in searches for that
 multi word tag at technorati.

 Technorati tag links do not have to point to technorati (they can point to
 our own pages) they just have to conform to the rel="tag" specs ... which
 wordpress does not.  Technorati also does not rely solely on an RSS feed
 to get tags - in fact they tell you that in order to get indexed correctly
 you should just use a rel="tag" in the body and that this is the most
 reliable method ... but wordpress is not correctly formatting those
 rel="tag" links according to the specification.

 Slugs for tags/categories should take into account that they are going to
 be used in rel="tag" links and conform the appropriate microformat
 specification that technorati and so many other aggregators expect. (IMHO)

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5964#comment:2>
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