[wp-hackers] Re: Blogroll, Bookmarks, Links?
shacker at birdhouse.org
Tue Jun 26 19:29:09 GMT 2007
> From: Stephen Rider <wp-hackers at striderweb.com>
> All snark aside, the point is there. Yes, these things we're talking
> about _are_ links, just as Posts _are_ just bunches of words. But
> "words" isn't specific enough -- a post is more than just words.
> "Links" isn't specific enough -- these things are more than a simple
> <A> tag.
I disagree. No matter how many features are added to this URL
management feature, no matter expansive its underlying architecture
someday becomes, it'll still be a pile of links at the end of
the day, and this interface will still be used for managing those
links. I think a lot of these distinctions between what links or
bookmarks "truly are" are fluid definitions subject to
interpretation. However, we all agree that they're ultimately
links. We don't all agree that they're ultimately bookmarks.
Also: No matter how many fancy features the URL manager eventually
acquires, the vast majority of people will still use it to
create a simple list of URLs in their sidebars. In other words,
some developers may see it as more than a link manager, but most
users will not.
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