As noted for Drupal 5 in, Drupal 6 (head) similarly provides non-helpful links from the help text for the "Parent" and "Synonym" form elements on term add/edit pages (admin/content/taxonomy/edit/term/x). The page pointed to (admin/help/taxonomy) provides no help in understanding the terms 'parent' and 'synonym' in reference to taxonomy.

I have provided a patch that addresses the issue.

I'm not sure if my timing is right for this patch, given various freezes (code and string), and all. Feedback is always welcome. (I have a real desire to contribute, but hey, I'm still learning.)



catch’s picture

Status: Needs review » Reviewed & tested by the community

admin/help/taxonomy could do with a rewrite - doesn't even mention freetagging - but that's not a small task at this stage. So removing the links at this point seems fine to me. Patch tested/applies/works fine.

Aren Cambre’s picture

Wouldn't it be better to completely remove admin/help/taxonomy than to give bad content? If we completely remove it, that encourages users to visit for content that by contrast may actually be helpful. Otherwise, we risk confusing and alienating users.

catch’s picture


The content isn't bad, just a little out of date. New issue for that here:

I still think removing these links is valid, since linking to #anchors on a help page from a form description isn't lovely even if there's something there to read.

Gábor Hojtsy’s picture

Status: Reviewed & tested by the community » Fixed

We don't do links in form labels and descriptions, so I agree removing this is good for consistency. Especially that there is nothing on the help page to help users out. Committed.

Anonymous’s picture

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for two weeks with no activity.