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

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Sun Feb 14 20:59:27 UTC 2010

On Feb 14, 2010, at 2:53 PM, michael at mfields.org wrote:
>> 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.

Good point. I've always found the taxonomy structure to be very counter-intuitive.  So then deprecate wp_term_taxonomy instead. 


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