I have an issue with URL aliases creation. I have set my configuration as following:

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The default path pattern above is the only one configured. Yet, when I create my content type instances and translate them, I get the following:


EN is the default language, but why do I get double /fr/fr and /ab/ab? These are the links created in the language link available under node contents.

REM: Generate automatic URL alias is set on all node content translations.


Of course, I would like to avoid repetitions (this is my real question):


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That happens because Drupal is using the language prefix to generate the language URLs, and you are using the [node:language] token in the path pattern. As consequence, the language prefix appears twice.
In the first case, as English is the default language, the prefix doesn't appear twice because [node:language] is replaced from an empty string.

Just use [node:title], instead of [node:language]/[node:title] as path pattern.

The reason for allowing the use of [node:language] is that the other method to generate language URLs is through a domain for a specific language. Suppose you set http://exemple.com has domain for the French language; with your path pattern, the URL alias would be something like http://exemple.com/fr/recherche-de-mots, which is perfectly acceptable.

  • Ok, but then how do I get to have them only once for each link? Mar 13, 2012 at 22:22
  • I tried to use [node:title], instead of [node:language]/[node:title] as path pattern, but it just removes one level of language in the path, meaning EN is now mysite.localhost:8082/search-form instead of mysite.localhost:8082/en/search-form Mar 13, 2012 at 22:50
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    Ok, I found out there was no 'Path prefix language code' set for English (default Drupal install), I just had to add 'en' in Home > Administration > Configuration > Regional and language > Languages for English, and now it works. Thanks! Mar 13, 2012 at 23:00

There's also the possibility to rewrite the results of your path-field, and select "Use absolute link" (not to be confused with the similar option under "rewrite as link").

It gave me the right result.

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