[wp-hackers] 2.4 Feature Proposal: New general meta-data table

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Oct 12 06:58:53 GMT 2007

On 10/12/07, Peter Westwood <peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk> wrote:
> Moving options to a meta table is IMHO a bad idea - if you are going
> to do that you might as well just do away with the post table and
> comments tables as well and store all the data in one big table as
> key=>value pairs.
> A meta table should just be for meta - i.e. key<>vlaue pairs which
> are related to a particular object type be it a comment/post/...

Oh, I disagree there, for two main reasons:
1. The options table basically is a key/value table already. Look closely.
2. The "blog" is itself a valid "object" which can have associated
metadata. To pick an example, what is the blog name other than
metadata about the blog? How about what theme the blog is using? The
options *are* metadata.

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