Remove meta_value from selected fields
|Reported by:||filosofo||Owned by:||anonymous|
|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||has-patch query meta_value meta_key|
Talking to AaronCampbell, the author of the above patch, in IRC confirmed my hunch that it was unintentional.
If you're querying by meta_value, then you already know the meta_value value. If you're querying by just meta_key, then you will (in theory) not get back all meta_values because there will be only one entry per post (see #9167). So meta_value is either unnecessary or unreliable as Loop query data.