This RFC is a proposal to change how we store content model and format in the page, revision, and archive tables. This has mainly come up as we are changing namespaces from a default content model of "wikitext" to "flow-board".
This was approved in a meeting in 2015, but we didn't have an implementation plan, so in August 2016, we're revisiting it. The choices in front of us:
a. Implement this RFC as originally approved
b. Implement a modified proposal fully described by T142980, with one extra table but no new columns, to also cater to the needs of multi content revisions (T107595).
c. Start over (don't pick this one!)
Further details: mw:Requests_for_comment/Content_model_storage
Note: the author of this RFC prefers comments on mw:Talk:Requests_for_comment/Content_model_storage. Comments in this task will be helpful to document the chronology of this RFC, and the consensus around it
See also: T107595: [RFC] Multi-Content Revisions