[development] Taxonomy usability improvement: Hierarchy -> Term structure

Sean Robertson seanr at ngpsoftware.com
Tue Nov 20 15:58:50 UTC 2007

Holy crap, I never knew that was even possible.  Could have saved me a 
lot of trouble a while back.  LOL

Wim Leers wrote:
> I was going to say "'Multiple parent' is confusing because it doesn't
> describe what it currently does". But I decided to give it a try and
> be hold ... "single" actually does mean "single parent" and
> "multiple" "multiple parent".
> I had always wondered why Taxonomy supported multiple parents
> internally, but never exposed that to the UI. But it did. (I
> interpreted "single" as a two-layered vocabulary, where you couldn't
> have a third layer.)
> So you get a big +1 from me :)
> Wim Leers  ~  http://wimleers.com/work
> On Nov 14, 2007, at 22:05 , Robert Douglass wrote:
>> For those of you who now have a thirst for re-wording things to
>> improve the usability of taxonomy, here's an issue that has been
>> frustrating to me for a while (and I just now got motivated to
>> write a patch): http://drupal.org/node/192242
>> It re-words the Hierarchy field from this:
>> Hierarchy:
>> Disabled
>> Single
>> Multiple
>> to this:
>> Term structure:
>> List
>> Single parent
>> Multiple parent
>> There is also a patch to work on the whole help text for taxonomy:
>> http://drupal.org/node/190497
>> And a wiki page on g.d.o. where we can discuss the text (since we
>> sure as hell don't want to do that on this list):
>> http://groups.drupal.org/node/7132
>> -Robert

Sean Robertson
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