[development] Early Drupal 6 review from Chris Messina

Richard Morse remorse at partners.org
Wed Nov 14 18:17:36 UTC 2007

On Nov 14, 2007, at 12:39 PM, Alex Cochrane wrote:

> term --> category

BTW, I also disagree with this idea very strongly. A term is not the  
same thing as a category.

Bringing the dictionary into play,

term: a word of phrase used to describe a thing or express a concept
category: a class or division of people or things regarded as having  
particular shared characteristics

Terms are much more generic than categories -- think of the glossary  
module, which uses a vocabulary to list the terms that have  
definitions. I have a module which currently implements its own  
hierarchical structure, which I'm planning to move over to taxonomy  
when I rewrite it Drupal 6. The items it structures are not  
"categories", but "entities". Then there are keywords, or related  
terms, where the term may not be categorical, but still be related to  
the post or be descriptive of it in some way.


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