[drupal-devel] [feature] rename 'path alias' to 'custom url'

nedjo drupal-devel at drupal.org
Tue Sep 6 19:41:44 UTC 2005

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 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    path.module
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  moshe weitzman
 Reported by:  moshe weitzman
 Updated by:   nedjo
 Status:       patch (code needs review)

custom link?  custom address?

I agree the current label is confusing.


Previous comments:

Tue, 06 Sep 2005 14:17:34 +0000 : moshe weitzman

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/custom_url.patch (1.71 KB)

i have had several people frown and ask what the heck we mean in the
posting UI by 'path alias'. Once I explain, they adore the feature and
suggest the alternative wording 'custom url'. So here is a patch which
changes the user facing name of this feature. Admin area is unchanged
and probably shouldn't be since the concept of an alias is more
important there.


Tue, 06 Sep 2005 18:46:35 +0000 : Morbus Iff

-1 from me. The purist in me would see "custom URL" and would enter the
full URL: http://something.com/blah/, not the actual, um, "path alias"
that the thing is looking for. URL actually *means* something, and
that's "http://something/blah/" not "blah".


Tue, 06 Sep 2005 18:53:50 +0000 : m3avrck

-1 from me as well, "Custom URL" just doesn't make as much sense. Then
again, I do see the issues with the word "Path" but "alias" should make
sense to most people.

So what about "URL alias" ? That would combine the best of both worlds,
IMO :)


Tue, 06 Sep 2005 18:54:37 +0000 : Crell

I have to agree with Morbus and -1 this one for the same reason.  I'd
say that if anything, the help text below the path alias text box
should be improved.  The lone example of "about" doesn't help much.  A
better example would be:

For example, enter "mypages/about" if you want a page to appear at
Something like that would make it much clearer what part of the URL one
is entering.  It could even be customized to use $base_url there, so
that it's site specific. :-)


Tue, 06 Sep 2005 19:01:54 +0000 : Morbus Iff

I think I'd be fine with "URL path", in as much as a path is not a URL
(or a shaving is not a pencil, for equivalence). "URL alias" I'd still
be concerned about - there's nothing in those two words that would
dissuade me from using an entire URL (unlike "URL path"). "Alternative
URL path"?


Tue, 06 Sep 2005 19:12:37 +0000 : m3avrck

Well building upon that don't we get run full circle to "URL Path Alias"
? Maybe that makes the *most* sense :)

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