[development] Renaming "taxonomy" terminology? (was Re: Early Drupal 6 review from Chris Messina)

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sun Nov 18 02:55:51 UTC 2007

On Nov 17, 2007 6:05 PM, Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:

> On Saturday 17 November 2007, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > So taxonomy fits the "classification of things".  I've found the word
> > taxonomy used within the categorization of product items.
> >
> > > Vocabulary is an overloaded term, and hence confusing.
> >
> > I agree that vocabulary is confusing and needs to be changed.  There
> > have been many suggestions but perhaps taxonomy class would be best.
> Renaming vocabulary would require a lot of API changes (renaming
> functions,
> renaming database columns, etc.), so let's not even consider that for
> Drupal
> 6.  We can revisit renaming it to "taxonomy.module, taxonomies, terms" in
> a
> few months. :-)

Renaming the user interface does not necessarily mean that the programmer's
API be changed. As far as I am concerned, vid and tid should stay the way
they are, just the "vocabulary" becomes something else that is a single word
uncommon term.
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
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