CONDENSED SUMMARY OF ISSUE:
I have a view with a path of
/taxonomy/term/%/something that responds to a URL alias of
/spec/ID/ so entering
/Spec/ID/Something displays what is in the View. If I clone the View and change the paths from /taxonomy/term/%/something to
/Spec/%/Something entering a URL of
/specs/ID will no longer display the view.
I have created a View (D7 Views3) with several pages each with the path
/taxonomy/term/%/sub-category where subcategory is a label for a subgroup of content for the specified term. A filter in each page limits the content to match the subcategory label.
I have created an alias for a vocabulary
/specs/[term:field_specno]. The field, attached to the term, provides a unique ID for the terms relating to a client's set of standards.
If I enter a URL for
/specs/term1, the view will display the correct content for term1 on a page display, with operating Menu Tabs I have defined for each page in the view. It works great except that if I select another Menu Tab, the URL changes to
taxonomy/term/%/subcategory format used in the view. This would be confusing if a user uses the URL and gets the cryptic tid instead of his ID system. It I clone the view and change the paths to
spec/[term:field_specno]/sub-categories, the view no longer displays the pages and tabs correctly.
Is there a fundamental problem in Drupal doing this or have I screwed up somehow? Has anyone done something similar successfully?