On standardized post formats – Andrew Nacin

I am glad that WordPress started implementing standard post formats (like Tumblr has had all along). But the implementation leaves much to be desired. For example, this post is a “link”, which results in the theme rendering the post title as a link to the external site. Great. Except there is no URL field – you have to put a link somewhere in the body. Which results in two links to the same content (the post title, and somewhere inside it). That is just silly.

And what happens when I add two links in the body? I don’t know, but I’m guessing the first one will be used. Which would not be my preference, because I might add one or more links to earlier things that frame the discussion before adding the “Source” link—the convention I decided upon to deal with where to put these sorts of things.

Source: Andrew Nacin.