To help organize content within the Machs web, the WebForm incorporates a TopicClassification scheme that groups topics in two ways:
TopicTypes group topics according to their function or purpose . Some examples might include WebLog, MeetingNote, ResearchNote, or ReferenceNote. Oftentimes, TopicType have a characteristic structure which can be defined by a "template topic".
SubjectAreas group topics according to the subject matter of the topic. Examples might include FamilyAndFriends, SocietyAndCulture, WebDesign, or OpenSourceMovement.