[development] Module backwards compatibility

Jeff Eaton jeff at viapositiva.net
Mon Aug 13 13:34:54 UTC 2007

legacy.module provides backwards compatibility for old-style paths  
and urls, like node/view/1 and node.php?1 if I remember correctly. It  
makes no attempt to provide legacy *API* support. Even that module  
reflects Drupal's philosophy that data (and urls/paths/end user  
experience) is sacred, while APIs and internal administrative tools  
are always subject to refactoring.


On Aug 13, 2007, at 8:18 AM, Earnie Boyd wrote:

> One of the 4.6.x, 4.7.x and 5.x modules is named legacy[1] to  
> provide supposed backward compatibility[2].  I do not know if it  
> works, haven't tried it.  Is is sticking around for 6.x?  Should it  
> go away?  I've never seen it mentioned in this or the support list  
> as a viable solution. I don't find it listed[3] so maybe it is gone  
> already.

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