[development] Pathauto scaleability - path column in node / user table

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Mon May 8 18:34:35 UTC 2006

On 5/8/06, Konstantin Käfer <kkaefer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just one quick question: Who uses multiple aliases for a node? Personally, I
> think the applications are very limited. So I would favor something like
> this, too.

Here is a use case:

If you use pathauto, and had some scheme of aliasing nodes (e.g. using title
only), then changed the scheme to be something else (e.g. vocab/term/title),
keeping the old aliases will prevent your visitors from having 404s, and search
engines from referring visitors to the 404 page.

All you need to do is to check the pathauto option that says add a new alias
if one already exists, and you are done.

Note: I am FOR the proposed change, not against it. I don't use these multiple
aliases myself.

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