Hammersley: Perhaps taxonomies should be entirely
emergent...What if we just forget about taxonomies altogether and
go with trackbacks. How about Second Order
Trackbacks? Sounds to me like TrackBack
Personally, I've not yet quite convinced about the value of
predetermined taxonomies. I'd rather see a site which
supported ad hoc queries than one which is extensively categorized
(similarly, I prefer Google over Yahoo).
Update: Ben continues this discussion here,
but I have no record of a trackback. Bug?
David, were you trying to pick up the trackback URL from this very page, or from the daily archive page that the "time posted" permalink on the front page leads to? Many a person has failed to realize that, around here, TrackBacks really are remote comments, so you comment from the comment page. (Lucky for me, someone else asked the question just after I first puzzled myself that way, so I didn't have to ask.)
Phil - good catch, that would also explain why there was no trackback from Ben. For now, I've removed the visible links from my pages (the anchors are still in place, so there should be no broken links).
I'm tempted to suggest faking out MT with an item titled "TrackBack from the comments page, please", since it uses a pretty naive regex to get at the RDF (plus uses the UA "Movable Type/".MT->VERSION so you could only deliver the fake to that UA), but that would be pretty wrong, too. A very slippery slope, at best.
Too bad, I really liked the logic behind the double permalinks, once I got it.
Double permalinks are back. I see people are willing to resorting to view-source in order to determine the links. I guess I need to either think some more about the UI, or cave like Ben did and put the TB info on the main page.
Ben Hammersley: Sounds to me like TrackBack Threading. Personally, I've not yet quite convinced about the value of predetermined taxonomies. I'd rather see a site which supported ad hoc queries than one which is extensively categorized (similarly, I...