[drupal-devel] taxonomy nice URLs

John Sechrest sechrest at jas.peak.org
Wed Mar 23 18:00:43 UTC 2005

I very much support the idea of creating a mechanism to 
link into tags and node names directly. It seems this is coming
up from a couple of places. 

One of the difficuluties is that you really need a mapping 

(Or  http://www.drupal.org/taxonomy/MyHorse)

Is there a way to make this mapping automatic? so that
users never see http://www.drupal.org/node/12342
unless intended?

Julian Bond <julian_bond at voidstar.com> writes:

 % 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
 % http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Horses
 % 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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