[development] Re: Update pathauto to Drupal 4.7

Jeff Eaton jeff at viapositiva.net
Thu Feb 16 16:11:12 UTC 2006

I use it on my blog, but to be honest I think the current path system
makes pathauto unusable for core inclusion.

A more robust algorithmic url-aliasing mechnism, like the one that chx
and company brainstormed a few months ago, has a lot more potential IMO.
On large sites, auto-generating aliases creates unmanagably huge path
tables, colliding urls with ugly _0, _1, _2 suffixes all over the place,
and so on. That's not a failing of pathauto, just a testament to how
much it DOES do in an alias scheme that's not well suited for some of
the things it's often used for.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Moshe Weitzman [mailto:weitzman at tejasa.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 9:55 AM
> To: development at drupal.org
> Subject: Re: [development] Re: Update pathauto to Drupal 4.7
> > I'm planning to work on the pathauto-module next monday, so 
> if anyone
> > has idea's. plans or other big things in mind for the 
> pathauto.module, 
> > don't hesitate to contact me..
> So many people love this module, that I think it merits consideration 
> for core. I suggest that you ask around the dev team for what 
> features 
> they want in a "pathauto for core." in the end, i hope that you will 
> move part of your module into path.module and part will remain in 
> Contrib. I haven't used the module yet on a real site, so I 
> can't be of 
> much use.
> Someone is bound to say "yes, but not for 4.7". If that was 
> going to be 
> you, please try to restrain yourself from stating the obvious.
> -moshe

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