[development] Re: [infrastructure] Drupal.org should have better
dries at buytaert.net
Tue Dec 27 09:30:34 UTC 2005
> To Adrian's point, node IDs aren't useful to your casual web
> visitor. Therefore Drupal distros should default to include and
> have enabled pathauto and perhaps follow the WordPress model (the
> only model with which I'm familiar; if another system is better,
> I'd be interested in its structure as well).
I think WP doesn't use an intermediate table that contains (source
URL, destination URL)-tuples. Instead, it directly translates the
URL to a database query that looks up the post.
+ Any URL can be aliased, not just those related to posts.
+ Any URL can have multiple aliases: 'team', 'about' and 'about-us'
can point to the same page or content. (A bad idea as Google will
penalize you for this.)
- Performance penalty when URL aliases are enabled; up to 100+
queries/page. These queries are very fast though.
+ Very fast when URL aliases are disabled.
- Only some URLs can be aliased.
- Limited to one alias per post.
+ Small performance penalty.
- Not as fast as Drupal when URL aliases are disabled.
Dries Buytaert :: http://www.buytaert.net/
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