When using Metadata Navigation with Variations enabled, the default is the following (assuming languages EN-US and DE-DE):
- Site Collection (http://example.org/)
Also the default for a publishing portal is to use the metadata navigation. SharePoint creates one term set per site (i.e. one navigation term set for the site collection, one for each new variation site).
So, right now I have three term sets:
- Site Navigation
- Variation Navigation
- Variation Navigation (EN-US)
By default the variation sites do not inherit the navigation from the site collection. That means if I create a new page within the source variation (de-de) and assign it a navigation metadata term, that term is automatically copied to the other's variation term set (so the
term is copied from "Variation Navigation" to "Variation Navigation (EN-US)").
Here comes my question: By doing so the "friendly URLs" are like so for the same page:
What I would like is to strip out the language part (de/en) and I would like the URL to be the following:
With the automatically generated term sets (per variation site) this doesn't seem possible, or is it? Would I have to inherit the navigation for all variation sites from the site collection and create the terms there manually - I mean I would lose all the "automatic copying of source variation to destination variation term set" functionality?