[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #19048: Allow for Term Metas

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Tue Oct 25 18:13:27 UTC 2011

#19048: Allow for Term Metas
 Reporter:  scottconnerly  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement    |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Taxonomy       |     Version:  3.3
 Severity:  normal         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch    |
Changes (by knutsp):

 * cc: knut@… (added)


 I like this. Name the table taxonomymeta.

 But this is probably a duplicate or wontfix. The reason usually spoken is
 that a taxonomy is not supposed to hold any data. A taxonomy is about
 grouping of data. Even though we have a description field for each term.
 Both a name field and a description field holds data. We are not talking
 about an index in a database table.

 From the movie Apollo 13 (1995): Gene Kranz: I don't care about what
 anything was DESIGNED to do, I care about what it CAN do.

 Many plugins offering custom taxonomies create either a taxonomyfields or
 taxonomymeta table. This table layout should be standardized so that the
 data may be shared by different plugins offering such metadata to be

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