[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #40440: Save permalink without send form

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#40440: Save permalink without send form
 Reporter:  sebastian.pisula             |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)                 |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                       |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Rewrite Rules                |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch close 2nd-opinion  |     Focuses:
Changes (by bradleyt):

 * keywords:  has-patch => has-patch close 2nd-opinion


 Anecdotally I think after close to 2 decades of this behaviour, many
 people in the WordPress community know to expect this functionality, and
 changing the behaviour now could cause more confusion than it solves. Any
 change to functionaliy here needs to be very clearly communicated through
 dev-notes and the like.

 I do profess to have been confused by this behaviour myself when I first
 started using WordPress's rewrite rule system, but on balance I'm not keen
 on this changing. Flushing rewrite rules should have a minor performance
 impact for most sites, `options-permalink.php` is unlikely to be a
 frequently visited part of the admin area, and given that plugins can and
 do frequently call `flush_rewrite_rules` from arbitrary points, any theme
 or plugin should be able to handle unexpected rewrite rule flushes.

 Therefore I'd like to propose this ticket is closed as wontfix.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/40440#comment:7>
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