[drupal-devel] reviews needed

David Angier david at angier.co.uk
Tue Oct 4 13:29:41 UTC 2005

Morbus Iff wrote:
>>> I just asked two people (my fiancee and my 18 year old sister to be 
>>> specific) and both told me that a URL is a 'web address'.  They 
>>> didn't knew what a 'path alias' is, and could not place it either.  
>>> Maybe it's a language thing, but in Belgium the acronym URL is 
>>> understood by many people and almost as common as 'e-mail' or 'chat'.
>> Exactly right: a web address. Is "about" a web address? Cos that's
>> what we're asking people to type in, not "http://drupal.org/about".
> Incidentally, I'm *not* suggesting that "path alias" is better. Merely 
> that "custom URL" is not it. As I've suggested in the original issue, 
> "URL path" is a combination of both worlds, is accurate semantically, 
> and more importantly, accurate operationally: what the user types in 
> is exactly what the box is asking for (not a "custom URL", but a "URL 
> path", which "about" would be considered).
How about "Custom URL:" but before the text field for input, the base 
URL is presented as a static text? This implies that what is to be input 
is the bit after the base URL.


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