[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14513: Time for a wp_post_relationships table?

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Wed Sep 1 21:56:20 UTC 2010

#14513: Time for a wp_post_relationships table?
 Reporter:  mikeschinkel     |        Owner:          
     Type:  feature request  |       Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal           |    Milestone:          
Component:  Post Types       |      Version:  3.0.1   
 Severity:  normal           |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:                   |  

Comment(by ploobers):

 ''If we accept the custom post types are WordPress' equivalent of a
 "relation" (relations are viewed as "tables"[1]) in the relational model
 for "large shared data banks" as written about by E. F. Codd in 1970[2]
 then this pattern is one of the most fundamental pattern in relational
 databases that exist. This concept is fundamental to every relational
 database system ever built, not some "''edge''" use case.''

 I think that Mike phrased it great right here. Custom post types demand to
 be treated as a related entries in a relational database.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14513#comment:49>
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