[wp-hackers] Link Table Description Length
jwhavican at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 01:44:02 GMT 2008
Okay thanks, good to know. So how about if it was changed to type text(0)
similar to the content of a post/page?
On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Jason Webster <jason at intraffic.net> wrote:
> mySQL < 5.0.3 does not support varchar's longer than 255.
> You'd have to change datatypes for what you're proposing.
> Jared Havican wrote:
>> The current table design wordpress uses for links/bookmarks limits the
>> length of the description to 255 characters. The field type used is
>> varchar(255). This can be very restrictive and in our case we really need
>> more space available for that field. I propose changing the field type to
>> varchar(0) or some other type that will allow much longer descriptions.
>> We could just modify the code or our database for ourselves, but this
>> cause problems if try to restore a backup on a new unmodified
>> Also, I don't think space limitations these days really require us to
>> descriptions to only 255 characters. Storage is cheap right?
>> I have no problem submitting a ticket and patch but I'd like to know what
>> other people think and what field type would be recommended.
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