[wp-hackers] A "terms" table

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Sun Apr 15 21:11:37 GMT 2007

On 4/15/07, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
> > As for some of the bit and count fields currently causing grief, I would
> > argue the solution for that isn't a separate tags table, but a separate
> > table specifically for that type of data. In Drupal for this
> > infrastructure they have a term_data, term_hiercharchy, term_node,
> > term_relation, term_synonym, vocabulary, and vocabulary_node_types
> > tables. I think that might be a little more than we need, but there are
> > some concepts there we could pretty cleanly combine into a single extra
> > table that isn't called categories or tags, and will provide a good and
> > scalable foundation for years to come.
> The presence of category_parent and the count fields are the crux of
> my problem with the unified table.  They cause a lot of grief and kill
> any future-proofing you think you're getting by having a unified terms
> table.  If you're open to a new table for this information, I think I
> could get behind that.  I'll give it some thought.

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