[development] Re: [infrastructure] Drupal.org should have better URL aliases

Dries Buytaert dries at buytaert.net
Wed Dec 28 07:24:57 UTC 2005

> The other part, is a bit harder to explain. And in fact, i have not  
> yet
> figured out the details of how to do this in PHP: so here is the Rails
> code :p
> ActionController::Routing::.... do |map|
>   ...
>   map.connect "blog/:year/:month/:day/:title" #in Ruby ":month/" is  
> like the
> "$month/" in PHP
>   	:controller		=> "blog"
> 	:action		=> "show_date" #we call this callback, in drupal
> 	:requirements	=> {:year => /(19|20)\d\d/,
> 			        :month => /[01]?\d/, etc ... an array with preg-stuff to  
> filter out
> dates
> done
> now, RoRs smartness comes to play. and here is where i have n clue  
> how to do
> this in drupal, yet.

You don't know how to do it, yet you repeatedly state that we can  
save hooks, variables, memory and code?  I'm not convinced yet, but  
hopefully you can come up with a working prototype though.  It looks  
like an interesting path to explore.  :)

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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