[wp-hackers] A "terms" table
m at mullenweg.com
Mon Apr 16 06:49:33 GMT 2007
Mark Jaquith wrote:
> Correction: we shouldn't ship something with a data schema that one
> person supports and a multitude of others think is terrible. It's less
> about the disagreement and more about how the lone opinion is the one
> that was the determinant.
I apologize for not making enough of a case on the wp-hackers list
before, hopefully this thread puts all the thinking out there.
> In order to allow for Link and Post hierarchies to differ, we'd need two
> *_parent columns.
Links were never intended to have hierarchy, they should be flat.
> Tags can and should be cached as a
> serialized array of nicename/original-name pairs in postmeta.
Caching things in postmeta makes me uncomfortable, it seems like the
main benefit is that it's auto-loaded with posts, but then again so are
categories. Are you suggesting we move everything attached to posts into
postmeta? It also seems like it would be a waste if the object cache was
> Yes, I agree in theory, but this wouldn't be an iteration. It'd be a
> complete rebuild.
Which we've also done several times in WP's history, and been fine.
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