[drupal-devel] Before I patch: is there an existing /[cat]/[user] solution?

Jeremy Epstein jazepstein at gmail.com
Mon May 9 02:59:09 UTC 2005

Since recommending taxonomy_browser as a possible solution, I've had a
look at this module in greater detail, to see if it really can be
leveraged to do what you want.

The latest version of taxonomy_browser (4.6 branch - I don't guarantee
that earlier versions have any of this functionality) lets you search
for nodes that fall in certain categories, and that are of certain
types. The results pages have URLs as follows:

Say that I searched for all blog posts in category 5, the URL would be:

This functionality is actually provided by node_type_filter.module
(http://drupal.org/project/node_type_filter). So the above URL will
work only if node_type_filter is installed on your site. In fact, it
will work WITHOUT taxonomy_browser, but then you have nothing to
generate the URLs for you.

I don't know how you would alias such a URL - you can only alias the
?q= part of a path (i.e. /taxonomy/term/5 in the above example),
whereas this path has a second part to it (the ?type= part) which
can't be aliased. But this at least shows that the filtering you're
looking for can be done. Aliasing is the next step after that, I

On 5/8/05, Matt England <mengland at mengland.net> wrote:
> >I'd be happy to implement this and I was never against some money for my work.
> Excellent.  I would be happy to pay the $30 US.  I can also pay less then
> that (say $15) for a "partial" solution.  The only thing "partial" that
> could be acceptable right now I can think of is if the solution were not
> automated (ie, if I were required to manually create a /category/blogname
> alias every time a new blog-author or category is created.)
> I should probably clarify:  it needs to meet my specific requirements of
> /category/blogname (that displays all blog posts from a specific
> blogname-user-author and also has the state category) as described below;
> /blogname/category also works.  This seems to be different from
> http://drupal.org/node/22183, but more on that below.
> I'm also open to any tutorials on taxonomy_browser, for Jeremy at least
> believes I might be able to leverage it's capabilities; I'm still lost on
> how to get any benefit out of taxonomy_browser.
> Anyone is also welcome to call, IM, or email me directly for further
> discussions and/or clarifications.
> IM: menglandcleversafe at yahoo.com
> mobile: +1-312-543-9916
> At 5/7/2005 03:19 PM, Karoly Negyesi wrote:
> > > More details can be found here:
> > > >http://drupal.org/node/21832
> > > >http://drupal.org/node/21320
> > > >http://drupal.org/node/21320#comment-37449
> >
> >And what about
> >
> >http://drupal.org/node/22183 ?
> For what it's worth, I'm only using Drupal initially for multi-user blog
> support  (more business purpose here: http://drupal.org/node/21320 ), and
> http://drupal.org/node/22183 does not appear (at first glance, anyway) to
> give me anything more then what I can already get with the blog and
> pathauto modules (I already have /blogs/[user] running quite nicely).
> My impression is that http://drupal.org/node/22183 provides user-filtering
> support for ALL kinds of nodes (and not just blogs), and that may or may
> not be helpful for me in the future if use Drupal for more then
> blogging.  As of right now, I don't seem to need that capability.  Maybe
> I'm misunderstaning the intent of http://drupal.org/node/22183 ?
> -Matt

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