[wp-hackers] Some Thoughts/Enhancement Ideas In AndAroundTheCategory Side Of Things

michael at mfields.org michael at mfields.org
Sun Feb 14 19:53:15 UTC 2010

> On Feb 14, 2010, at 10:42 AM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> After thinking about this a bit, I'd like the through out the following
> strawman: why don't we consider deprecating wp_terms and using wp_posts
> with a post type of "taxonomy_term" instead?  That would address numerous
> concerns; streamline URL routing for taxonomy as well as give taxonomy
> terms descriptions and meta data.  Hmmm?

Actually I do not believe that this would not aid in URL routing for
taxonomies at all. Taxonomies are defined in the wp_term_taxonomy table
where they are referenced to a term. This structure allows for any given
term to be used by multiple taxonomies. The term table stores only terms.

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