[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #4189: Taxonomy Schema and API

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Sat May 26 00:00:12 GMT 2007

#4189: Taxonomy Schema and API
 Reporter:  ryan                           |        Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect                         |       Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal                         |    Milestone:  2.3      
Component:  General                        |      Version:  2.2      
 Severity:  normal                         |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:  term taxonomy tags categories  |  
Comment (by ryan):

 Hmmm, category children cause a problem.  We've never forced slugs to be
 unique because categories can have different parents.  The full hierarchy
 will make the slug unique when used in a cruft-free link.  If we enforce
 unique slugs now, we will change links.  For crazy people who put the
 category in their post permalinks (category permalink is an oxymoron),
 changed slugs will break their post links.

 So, is the back compat concern worth allowing duplicate slugs?  How many
 people have multiple categories with the same slug (taking into account
 cats with same slugs and different parents), and how many use category
 post permalinks?

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4189#comment:44>
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