[wp-hackers] Taxonomy Schema Proposal
hovenko at linpro.no
Tue Apr 17 13:31:24 GMT 2007
On Monday 16 April 2007 09:19:56 Ryan Boren wrote:
> Putting aside the rest of the debate, let's talk schema. Here's a
> proposed three table solution where we have terms (tags/categories),
> taxonomies (link categories, post categories, post tags), and objects
> (posts/pages and links).
The schema you propose could make it easier for plugin developers.
It would indeed require a lot of rewrites in the core to make it support this
schema. Maybe it should be implemented for use by plugins only, at least to
begin with. A new API for plugins would not break current functionality.
In time we could port the (post|link) categories and tags to use this, if the
schema works as intended (for the plugin developers). We should reserve some
names to prevent breaking plugins when/if we deside on porting cats/tags.
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