[development] node types should not be changeable, operations need hooks

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 08:00:40 UTC 2006

On 23 Aug 2006, at 19:18, Neil Drumm wrote:
> Database: databases like numeric keys. I think it would be good to  
> replace the machine-readable type there with numbers.

I think we should use numeric IDs in combination with path aliases to  
provide clean URLs.  It's consistent with the rest of Drupal, makes  
for a fast/lightweight/cruft-free solution, avoids all kind of  
problems and is future safe (makes referential integrity easier/faster).

I think it a bad idea to auto-generate URLs at different layers of  
the Drupal application.  The path aliasing system attempts to unify/ 
centralize that task.  If we want to auto-suggest names, that should  
be in relationship with the URL aliasing system.

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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