[development] Early Drupal 6 review from Chris Messina

Daniel F. Kudwien news at unleashedmind.com
Wed Nov 14 16:34:13 UTC 2007

> Brad Bowman wrote:
> >>  > taxonomy.module--> classification.module
> >>  > vocabulary --> category
> >>  > term --> term
> >>
> >>  +1 for this
> >>  Alex Cochrane
> > 
> > Agreed. I think this is more clear to the average person, without
> > sacrificing anything for the technical types.
> I'm happy to see "taxonomy" and "vocabulary" bite the dust, 
> but the average 
> person would happily use "term" and "category" 
> interchangeably to describe terms,
> Categorising something means assigning it terms, after all, 
> not somehow 
> assigning it weird nebulous term-containing objects.

-1 from me, too. Users coming from Joomla and the like would refer to:

taxonomy -> categories
vocabulary -> section
term -> category

The intro text on admin/content/taxonomy already provides a sufficient

"The taxonomy module allows you to classify content into categories and
subcategories; [...]"

If I got all of you right, I think we could go with:

taxonomy -> categories
term -> category

However, it seems like no one has a really good idea how the 'thing holding
multiple categories' (vocabulary) might be called in a way all users can
relate to immediately.


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