[drupal-devel] [feature] support for path alias chains in
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Sun Apr 24 22:20:04 UTC 2005
Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/21239
Component: base system
Category: feature requests
Assigned to: Anonymous
Reported by: aws
Updated by: aws
Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/includes_bootstrap.inc_0.patch (739 bytes)
This is a small patch for function drupal_get_path_alias in
This allows a path to have a non-cyclic chain of aliases, and enables
the path alias finder to walk up the chain to the top level alias.
taxonomy_menu/4/1/50 | topics/whats_new/events
taxonomy/term/50 | taxonomy_menu/4/1/50
Now I can have all references to taxonomy/term/50 automatically point
to the top-level alias, topics/whats_new/events.
I am also posting a patch against Pathauto module which creates these
multi-links automatically for categories when taxonomy_menu is present.
(I will add followup with a link to that patch).
Note that the inverse case (alias => path) is *not* necessary (in fact
it would break the intention of this patch...
There are several other ways to accomplish this; all of which are more
involved. YMMV. I won't be insulted if this patch is rejected. :)
An alternative solution would be to allow the destination column to
accept non-unique entries. This would also require some sort of
weighting otherwise the final resolution would be indefinate.
A second alternative would be to have drupal generate taxonomy links in
a more general manner, so that the taxonomy_menu module could change all
the taxonomy links via the proper hooks.
A *third* alternative would be to fix the menu system so that it does
not require nested paths in the hiearchy, this way taxonomy_menu would
not need to create its own paths.
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