[development] Taxonomy labeling changes
jp.stacey at torchbox.com
Thu Nov 15 09:49:36 UTC 2007
>>> - Avoid use of "Taxonomy" in the UI. The overall system, despite the
>>> module name, is "Categories."
>> -1 for this. It used to be called "Taxonomy", but was changed to
>> "Categories" for some reason. Go back to calling it Taxonomy.
> I completely agree with you, Richard.
<AOL>Me too</AOL>: use precisely one of these words throughout, and it looks
like (for URL reasons) "taxonomy" is the harder one to get rid of. That at
least removes the main *inherent* ambiguity in the system: the rest of the
problems are IMHO caused by the loadedness of words in other contexts.
Word back from a tame librarian:
) How about 'descriptor'? (It does presuppose that they're descriptive,
) though.) Then you can have 'collections' of descriptors. Inelegant
) and abstract, but that's the price of avoiding terms which are weighed
) down with existing connotations.
) Archivists talk about 'fonds' and 'sub-fonds', so I wouldn't ask them.
Moral of the story: forget about librarians, unless you're after a book.
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