CHALLENGE - Custom router rules
This project start because of a challenge a joomler friend of mine posted in JUG Breizh on FB on February 16th 2021 The challenge was: Given an url structure like: /parent-category/subcat-a/article-1 /parent-category/subcat-a/article-2 /parent-category/subcat-c/article-7 How to make it work with urls like: /parent-category/article-1 /parent-category/article-2 /parent-category/article-7 In other words without the subcategory
The answer to that delicious puzzle was custom router rules.
TLDR; Custom router rules injected via a system plugin onAfterInitialise event just right after Joomla! started "booting"