[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #3723: Tagging

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Wed Feb 14 23:54:28 GMT 2007

#3723: Tagging
 Reporter:  ryan         |        Owner:  ryan
     Type:  enhancement  |       Status:  new 
 Priority:  normal       |    Milestone:  2.2 
Component:  General      |      Version:  2.1 
 Severity:  normal       |   Resolution:      
 Keywords:  tags         |  
Comment (by majelbstoat):

 Say I want to implement a plugin that adds a template tag which outputs a
 link to take you to a page explaining more about what that tag means
 (could be Wikipedia, could be elsewhere).  To do this, I'd want to add a
 column to the tags table 'links_to' which will store the URL associated
 with that tag.  If the categories table is reused, all of a sudden we have
 yet another column that doesn't mean anything for categories and link
 categories.  The same applies for any plugin that wants to add a column
 holding interesting information for a category, or a link category.

 It's not so much that you can't make all these things work if it's all
 lumped together in one table, it's just that it makes the majority of
 tasks more complicated, as well as introducing unnecessary redundancy.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3723#comment:37>
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