[wp-hackers] Taxonomy Schema Proposal

Steve Lewis stevelle at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 23:28:27 GMT 2007

On 4/18/07, Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com> wrote:
> Steve Lewis wrote:
> > Categories are not in a distinct table from Tags because they are both
> in
> > wp_terms in the proposed schema I am replying to.
> But terms are neither categories or tags, the definition is stored in a
> separate table so you can have both a category and tag named "cocktails."

Sorry, I'm not buying that.  Terms have a taxonomy which may be Category or
Tag or some other.  That means Categories and Tags are Terms.  That suggests
I shouldn't care which taxonomy is associated with the Term.  I think it
will be both easier to use for authors and easier to support for the
community if *or* is considered to be *xor* in implementation.  Hopefully I
made that clear.


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