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  • Taxonomy sprint, Chicago 2008 Nathaniel Catch pole ca.tchpole.net
  • About me
    • Freelance Drupal developer (since very recently - previously at University College London).
    • http://drupal.org/user/35733
    • First installed Drupal 4.5.x during summer 2005 due to the taxonomy module.
  • Drupal contributions
    • Core patches and reviews
    • Usability
    • Automated testing
    • Drupal security team
    • Drupal.org redesign
  • Taxonomy and me
    • :)
    • Freetagging
    • Multiple structured vocabularies
    • c.2,500 terms on http://libcom.org
    • Related content
    • Views/Panels etc.
    • :(
    • 'Duplicate' terms, mis-spellings etc.
    • Scalability
    • Select lists
    • Permissions granularity
  • Drupal 6 improvements
    • Renamed back to “Taxonomy” from “Categories”
    • Rewrote all help texts from the ground up
    • Refactored vocabulary and term forms
    • Taxonomy got the most fully developed implementaion of drag and drop
  • Drupal 7?
    • Edit tab for taxonomy terms
    • Path alias field on term edit forms
    • Remove LOWER() ( http://drupal.org/node/277209 )
    • Tests
  • Drupal 7?
    • Hierarchical select in core to replace all multiple select elements
    • Denormalisation for tree generation and joins
    • Add drag and drop 'dropbox' which holds terms across page requests for multiple page dropping
  • Drupal 7?
    • Taxonomy as core CCK field
    • CCK fields attached to taxonomy terms
    • Synonym 'collapsing' for tagging
    • RDF
  • And finally...