URL portion cannot be set for category nodes


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Affected version
2.2.8 PL 1
Might actuially be working as designed, but if this is the case I wonder why this "artificial limitation" was put in place:
All standard nodes types except categories do allow to set a URL portion.

This makes URLs for categories look a bit strange if all other nodes do have URL portions set and therfore seems inconsistent to me.
While it is possible to achive the same effect by using route filters, this approach is rather complicated (and probably a bit more inefficient).

The underlying data structures seem to allow category nodes to have an URL portion, just the UI and a bit of code in the controller to handle node_name (in addition to node_id) is missing.

Could this be changed so category nodes can have an URL portion just like all other node types?