Topic: Textile and Rails
I am pretty much hooked on Textile these days and am wondering the best way to implement it on my projects. Obviously I have installed whytheluckystiff's Redcloth gem, but my next step is not so clear.
One thing that has me wondering, was my digging into the database structure of Textpattern (the makers of Textile)
I notice that they have set two different columns for textilized content. One column holds the actual text input by the user, while another column keeps a copy of the HTML version. It seems like a clever way to cache your content so that Textile doesnt need to be parsed for every request.
Is this the smartest way to approach this, or am I bloating my database?
If it is the way to go, how should I parse and save the content?