Tagged Journal Proposal
C. Scott Ananian
cscott at laptop.org
Tue Sep 23 17:45:26 EDT 2008
On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
<bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> | Briefly: in addition to specifying multiple tags as "a b c" you can
> | also separate some of the tags with slashes, like "a/b c". A search
> | for "a/b" only turns up entries tagged "a/b" not entries tagged "b/a"
> | or "a b", although a search for "a b" turns up all of them.
> OK, so if I understand you correctly, you are not actually adding any
> semantics at all to the tags. What you are saying is that I can tag
> objects with arbitrary strings that may include the "/" character, and
> then filter objects by substring search on their tags.
If you mount a USB key, and it has files in Music/Bach/Disc1, they
appear in your journal's object view tagged as 'Music/Bach/Disc1'.
They show up in searches for 'Music' and 'Bach'.
If a legacy application saves a file to
~/Journal/cute/cats/my-picture.jpg, then my-picture.jpg shows up in
the Journal tagged with 'cute/cats'. This is pretty much
indistinguishable from being tagged "cute cats", unless you happen to
care enough to do ordered searches (young kids presumably would not).
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