hello Chris. nice 2 c u
but about that idea, there is some ways that can support this weakness. with ability of mysql regexp , we can search for a value simply.
searching for a pattern in this field can solve our problem,. also for preventing probably confilicts we can addslash values before submiting them to engine of ETC class.
i mean that calss of etc when wants to insert a value in db, first fetch its current value, unserialize it, add value(***but addslashed***),serialize it, insert it in db.
when wana to search for a value in a field , creats a regexp pattern as i described above , and use it into sql query. joined queries also possible.
mjaor problem , btw is deleting fields, that is a time-consumer process.
whats your idea?