Why does SO store questions and answers in the same table?
I took a look at SO's HTML. I noticed that the ID number of a given question was very close to its answers' ID numbers. Sometimes they were just only a few units off from each other. I can conclude only that SO puts questions and answers in the same table. What is the advantage of doing it this way?
I would have put questions and answers in different tables, and used foreign keys in the answers table to refer back to the question table. Can someone enlighten me?