[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #3794: Generate post_title based on post_content

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Fri Feb 16 17:14:12 GMT 2007

#3794: Generate post_title based on post_content
 Reporter:  Justinsomnia  |        Owner:  markjaquith
     Type:  enhancement   |       Status:  assigned   
 Priority:  normal        |    Milestone:  2.2        
Component:  General       |      Version:  2.1        
 Severity:  normal        |   Resolution:             
 Keywords:  has-patch     |  
Comment (by Otto42):

 Replying to [comment:11 justinsomnia]:
 >Just for fun, you might be curious to know that the Atom spec sez:
 "atom:entry elements MUST contain exactly one atom:title element."

 Yes, well, I've disabled atom on my blog anyway, so that doesn't much
 concern me. Atom is dead except for Google using it. :P

 > I am curious though, Otto, what would this break for you?

 Err.. The ability to write posts without titles? Seems fairly obvious. ;-)

 I just don't necessarily think a "title" should be a required part of a
 post. I can see cases where you could write untitled posts and thus have
 no title show up and that be desired behavior. Okay, that's a little emo I
 suppose, but still... It doesn't seem like an edge case to have title-less

 Given that the original request complained about the post-name being ugly,
 it seems to me that the solution should address that directly instead of
 making it pretty by forcing a post title that the user may not want. It's
 not necessarily desirable behavior to always have a post title, and having
 to use a hack/workaround to allow blank titles seems silly.

 I also object to the implementation given, however if the thing was turned
 into a filter which could be easily disabled, I would not have nearly as
 much of a problem with it.

 > I'd planned on creating a plugin to accomplish this, but I wanted title
 generation to occur in the same way that post slugs do,

 Which is a good reason to have a filter acting here and allow different
 plugins to access it that way, allowing for differing implementations.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3794#comment:12>
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