[wp-hackers] Clarification on Tagging Plugins

Mark Jaquith mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Sat Sep 22 23:09:58 GMT 2007

On Sep 22, 2007, at 5:54 AM, Computer Guru wrote:

> Back when I was still using UTW and trunk broke it, I was able to  
> continue
> using it for a bit by renaming the functions (thank you sed!) and  
> nothing
> else.. I don't think anything has changed that would require  
> anything more
> than that ATM, UTW could theoretically go on using the old taxonomy  
> tables
> and let things be.
> But do you *want* to do that? Basically, you're telling people "you  
> don't
> need to use the WP taxonomy tables, use this special veriosn of UTW  
> instead"
> but then what happens when they want some functionality or the  
> other that
> requires compatibility with the wp default taxanomy layout? Wasn't  
> part of
> the whole reason of bringing tagging to the core so that we could
> standardize it somewhat?

They may rely on some tagging feature that isn't yet available as a  
WP tags enhancer plugin.  But yes, end game is to get people on WP  
tags and have plugins provide administration options that core lacks.

Mark Jaquith

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