gothwalk: (Default)
( Apr. 5th, 2006 05:07 pm)
A question for the more technically minded among ye. I'm going to be doing some work on a database of local information for, and I'm think about how to structure it. At present, I'll want to flag entries in the database with various notes, and also attach tags to them, in the short-established Web2.0 style. Since there'll be an arbitrary number of possible tags for a given entry, and an occasionally changing number of flags, what's the best way to manage this?

Possibilities in my mind is to have one field, "flags", containing a comma separated list of words, and the same for tags. Another possibility is to have a field per flag, and let them be 1 or 0 - although I can't see that working for the tags. And finally, there's the possibility of a table co-relating flags/tags and entries separately.

I might just use tags overall, but I'd like to distinguish between the ones I set (flags) and the ones anyone else sets.

And a separate question - does anyone know how easy it is to get at phpBB's user storage, and if that login could be used elsewhere on the site, for comments, feedback, submissions, and the like?

I'm in an odd place on this; I know the stuff that can be done, I work with it every day, but in many ways, I haven't the slightest idea how to go about it anymore without developer support.
gothwalk: (Default)
( Jul. 1st, 2002 12:11 pm)
Is there any point to me making comments possible on Mnemosyne? Is anyone even reading it? Not that it matters, since it's just an open notebook, really...


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