I’m not sure if this is the right category, so feel free to close/move as needed.
As per the title, it would be rather helpful for subcategory details to come in /categories.json rather than going to each categories’ /show.json to fetch simple details like the category name and its text/background colour.
I’m thinking of a similar method to how relevant users can be found in a JSON Array like in /latest.json.
The reason for doing so (as sort of mentioned above) is to cut down the need to call and parse /show.json to fetch the category name and the colours. I’ve included a short video which demonstrates the difference between just using /categories.json and /show.json (the last post is posted in a subcategory (Video Downloads) and hence it’s the example being used).
In the video the subcategory details loaded slightly faster than normal (which is strange, recorder probably skipped a few frames?) but normally it takes quite a number of seconds (enough for it to be annoyingly noticeable).
Now, this is just one post so it’s not a big thing, but in the future there will be a lot more posts and scrolling through them with quite a number ‘loading’ categories would seem rather annoying.
Of course this is probably a bit nit-picky and is probably on the roadmap already (since it sort of already looks like it’ll be added in the future), but it’ll be really helpful to both myself and anyone else facing a similar sort of thing when dealing with subcategories.