Patch to the vocabulary file

Enrico Zini enrico at
Wed Apr 7 23:23:50 UTC 2010

On Fri, Mar 05, 2010 at 03:16:58PM -0300, Tássia Camões wrote:

> I've written some tags and facets long descriptions and it would be
> good if someone reviewed it, since English is not my mother tongue.
> These changes have already been applied on alioth:
> I can continue improving the descriptions, tough I think the file
> deserves some cleaning.

Thanks, good work! The facets really needed some longer descriptions for
tooltips that would clarify what they mean: "facet" is quite a new
concept, so the more hints we can give, the better.

I've applied your patch to the official vocabulary.

> Questions about the vocabulary:
> - Extra fields like 'Status', 'Nature', 'Responsible', 'Comments',
> 'Implies', 'Flags' are they still useful? Should they be removed them
> from the vocabulary? If the answer is not, should they be presented at
> the vocabulary-browser?

Mostly they are annotations, not to be presented.

"Status" and "Comments" are annotations for vocabulary editors, not sure
how useful. I wouldn't remove them, but I wouldn't present them either.

"Nature" was some trippy experiment of mine which is about time to
remove (so I just did it).

"Responsible" is a way to track when people say "I want to take special
care of this tag/facet". However, nothing has really been done so far to
give special rights or tools to these people, so those tags are really
not sued. They could be still useful in case there is some argument
about one of those tags/facets, then in the vocabulary we have the email
address of a field expert to contact.

> - I'm not sure what to do with tags with no facet name. In the file,
> they appear just after the X11 facet, but seem to be garbage from old
> versions. At the vocabulary-browser they are shown as part of the X11
> facet.

You're right, there are still those legacy tags around. It's high time
they are removed, I've done it now.



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