I attempted to figure out an alternative tagging system for astrid-tech. Currently, there are 2 types of tags:

  1. A tag like cpp, which represents a plain old tag.
  2. A tag that starts with /, like /projects/astrid-tech, representing an object.

I considered a couple of options to replace this system.

  1. Fully-qualified http[s]:// URI’s. https://astrid.tech/tags/cpp, https://astrid.tech/projects/astrid.tech
  2. Machine tags, in several styles:
    • Style 1 cs:lang=cpp, object:project=astrid-tech
    • Style 2. uses:cslang=cpp, mentions:cslang=cpp, part-of:project=astrid-tech. This is essentially a graph database. One possibly “non-standard” case is uses:cslang=cpp and uses:cslang=python together. Though I suppose this could work like querystrings and conglomerate them into an array…
    • Style 3 uses:cslang/cpp, mentions:cslang/cpp, part-of:project/astrid-tech. Machine tags don’t require values. I could also do something like uses:cslang/cpp=backend + uses:cslang/typescript=frontend.
  3. URN’s, with a custom namespace. urn:astrid-tech:project:astrid-tech, urn:astrid-tech:cslang:cpp
  4. tag: scheme. tag:astrid.tech,2020:projects/astrid.tech

Though the thing is, most of these are essentially my current scheme, but rehashed to be longer and more absolute, to the point where I could just say that I’m using relative URI’s with my current scheme and call it a day.

You know what? I think I’ll do that. Maybe include some machine tags for some of my posts a la style 3, though.

I’ll write a sort of database aggregation thing to read the content directory and index it, so that it doesn’t need to get re-built every single time.



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