[development] Object caching

Gabor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Mon Jul 24 11:14:40 UTC 2006

On Sat, 22 Jul 2006, Matt Westgate wrote:
>> The path aliasing in Drupal 4.7 is better than the one in Drupal 4.6, but 
>> that doesn't mean there is no room for further improvements. :)
>> Personally, I find algorithmic improvements much more interesting than 
>> caching-based solutions.
> Other CMS's have been improving their URL alias feature by storing each alias 
> with the data it represents. We could store node aliases in the node table, 
> user aliases in the user table and menu aliases in the menu table.  This 
> reduces the amount of queries we need to generate and would avoid an 
> alias-specific caching solution.
> Of course there are other rogue aliases that couldn't be accounted for with 
> this approach, but I bet we'd reduce the number of alias queries by 80%.

The problem is with incoming aliases. How would you know, where to look 
for, if you receive this URL:


Maybe this is a user page subtab? Maybe a node? Menu item?


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