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menu system API improvements

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Submitted by pwolanin on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 22:13.

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Session time: 
08/30/2008 - 09:00 - 08/30/2008 - 10:30


The menu API underwent major changes between Drupal 5 and Drupal 6. Now that it's been in use and modules have been updated, do you see areas of the API that need improvement? Bugs that are showing up? Performance concerns?


  • Introductions
  • Developer experience (DX): could it be easier to program menus?
  • Dynamic tabs
  • Breadcrumb handling
  • Allowed depth of the links tree
  • What do other components of the Drupal framework need from the menu systems: e.g. semantic web, alternative renders, etc.
  • Time permitting - Drupal 6 coding questions.


By the end, we hope to have identified specific features there there is a consensus around, and ideally have an implementation plan.


This will be a detailed, code-level discussion. You should be familiar with the menu hooks and page-serving mechanisms for Drupal 6 ahead of time.