[wp-hackers] Grab a seat. On Delaying 2.2, separating tables

Matt speedboxer at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 19:48:15 GMT 2007


I think that Tags should have it's own table, but Link Categories and Post
Categories *should* be in the same table, simply because most people
probably won't have very many Link Cats, so you'll end up with a Table with
like less than 10 rows in it.

On 4/15/07, Brian Layman <Brian at thecodecave.com> wrote:
> > For what it's worth I'll cast my vote in favour. Getting rid of the
> link categories table was itself bad
> > database design and adding tags just compounds that. It's no way to
> treat a relational database!
> I've not looked at the tagging implementation, but I will +1 categories
> (re)split.  I never saw the bang for the buck of unifying these two
> tables and while conversions weren't quite as bad as I predicted them to
> be (on this list), we still lost features and broke parts of sites (link
> categories suddenly appearing that were hidden before, missing blog roll
> side bar sections, and other oddities.).  I can't imagine adding tags to
> the same table will be a path to future success.  That table is going to
> need to be split again at some point.  These are not all uniform
> concepts.  Let's do it now before we get further down the path.
> Thanks for bringing this up again Robert.
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Matt (speedboxer at gmail.com)

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