[geeklog-devel] Topics again
tony at tonybibbs.com
Wed Jul 7 17:51:20 EDT 2004
Well, the first big problem is I don't like the idea of using a
text-based primary key. Of course, granted that nearly all of GL
1.3.x's ID's are text based I'd say at least we are consistent ;-)
The other thing I don't like, assuming you can get over text-based ID's,
is the fact that we allow the value of a primary key to be hand-keyed by
users. Another big no-no in my book but all the things I am complaining
about are legacy things decided before even I was invovled.
As far as URL's, I could care less if they are 'pretty' in a URL. That,
come to think of it, is the only benefit of a text-based primary key.
Dirk Haun wrote:
>>I think this might also be a good time to consider getting rid of the
>>text-based primary key on the topic table and introduce a new
>Remind me again what the problem was with the topic id?
>I actually think that http://www.geeklog.net/index.php?topic=Geeklog
>looks much nicer than http://www.geeklog.net/index.php?topic=42. With
>some URL rewriting, this could look even nicer (and probably help a bit
>with search engines, too).
>We do need to filter the characters for the topic id more thoroughly, though.
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