[drupal-devel] taxonomy nice URLs

Julian Bond julian_bond at voidstar.com
Wed Mar 23 17:53:18 UTC 2005

Moshe Weitzman <weitzman at tejasa.com> Wed, 23 Mar 2005 10:11:00
>can we not keep on supporting the existing, non ambigous urls. these 
>urls are great, but not appropriate for certain links. also, some 
>people insist on localizing their links which is insanity but there you 
>go ...

I'm not sure what to say here. The whole REST world is moving towards 
meaningful URLs, and they have a big advantage in that a 3rd party 
system can create them speculatively, so as long as I know the scheme I 
can construct
http://www.drupal.org/taxonomy/vterm/tags/photo without knowing if 
"photo" is used or not. The other factor is that Technorati tags uses 
the final directory (/photo) to scrape the tag information out. With 
every folksonomy scheme doing the same thing so that they can be 
compatible with technorati. Similarly with things like Wikipedia. eg

I don't want to break the existing Drupal scheme. But I do want to use a 
text based URL scheme as well. This was one of the reasons why I started 
building this entirely in contrib and adding extra links to the node so 
that folksonomy was entirely separate from taxonomy both in the code and 
in the UI.

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