Hackwar wrote:But what do I know? I just worked on that stuff for 8 years...
Regardless: if you use a third party extensions, you are stuck with them.
No offense, but i don't really get the point on this. I have also been working with Joomla for more than ten years. I was also for several years the developer of K2. But i am not mentioning this in every post. I also try to let users make their own decision.
Extensions do exists for a reason: To make things better where core fails or isn't in a good point yet.
Sorry, talking about my work with Joomla was indeed not necessary here. And yes, extensions exist for a reason and exactly the reasons that you listed. However since the release of Joomla 3.8 and after my initial post here, people kept proposing extensions that were neither necessary nor solved the underlying issue, while Joomla 3.8 does exactly this. Joomla 3.8 does a great job of only accepting one SEF URL per article/contentitem/page and it also only creates one URL per such thing (as long as you did not purposefully broke your site yourself). 3.8 also does this in a pretty performant way. There are several more reasons why the solution in 3.8 is a good solution for the original problem, mainly all those reasons why a foundational fix of the problem from the manufacturer is better than a cover-up by a third party. Don't get me wrong, the work from the devs of the above mentioned extensions is not bad, but they dance around the problem instead of fixing it. Joomla has fixed the main problem in 3.8 (and improved on it in 4.0) and thus made a large part of these extensions obsolete.
All that said, still promoting these extensions to solve an issue that Joomla itself has already solved in a better way, makes me angry and that is why I reacted the way I did.
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