[drupal-devel] reviews needed

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Thu Oct 6 00:46:03 UTC 2005

I have to hazard a guess that the lengthy discussions in the drupal-devel
list a by product of us removing the issues from being mirrored here (which
is a good thing).

Now back to Custom Short Alias Path URL  ...

I know other CMS's call it "short URL", but that is because their URLs
are notoriously long with lots of arguments

For example, here is the home page of Post Nuke (the same terminology is
used for Xaraya and others)

So, changing it to http://www.postnuke.com/article1234.html is really
shortening it.

Drupal's URLs have always been short, specially so after 4.5, just "node/123".

So, if we want to go with the industry jargon, then "short url" can be it, but
it will be a misnomer. This is where contrived names are useful: they are
often meaningless and just invented to coin a term (thing AJAX, Yahoo,

I think that the discussion has taken more bandwidth from all of us than really
warranted. It looked like we had consensus for a while, but then it
turned around
completely. Perhaps it is the vocal minority syndrome ?

Other alternatives: Why don't we setup a poll on Drupal.org for such things as
naming features, and see what is voted for the most?

On 10/5/05, Morbus Iff <morbus at disobey.com> wrote:
> > Sure...except all the discussion has been labeling. e.g. taxonomy is
> > called "categories" on the menu, but the module didn't get renamed.
> .. .... .. Another +1 for "taxonomy" instead of "categories"!
> :)
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