[drupal-devel] [task] usability: redirect to proper page after edit/delete operations

Earl Dunovant prometheus6 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 10:37:41 UTC 2005

I haven't tried the patch yet, but it does something that needs doing.

On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 07:12:40 +0100, Dries <drupal-devel at drupal.org> wrote:
>  Project:      Drupal
>  Version:      cvs
>  Component:    base system
>  Category:     tasks
>  Priority:     normal
>  Assigned to:  moshe weitzman
>  Reported by:  moshe weitzman
>  Updated by:   Dries
>  Status:       patch
> The code looks good, the functionality is handy but I'd like to hear
> other people's thoughts on this.
> Dries
> Previous comments:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> January 26, 2005 - 21:18 : moshe weitzman
> Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/drdest.patch (11.05 KB)
> Here is a patch I've been wanting to finish for a while. This patch
> assures that you end up on the proper page after you edit/delete a
> node, comment, user, or url alias. This is true no matter if you go
> through the usual interface or the admin interface. Further, if click
> the 'edit' link from 3rd page of  a custom sorted view (e.g.
> admin/comment&from=100&sort=asc&order=Author) you still are returned to
> the right page.
> The technique used here is generally available for module developers.
> I've minimally enhanced drupal_goto() so that it will redirect to the
> url specified in a 'destination' querystring parameter if such
> parameter exists. If it does not exist, we redirect just as today. No
> changes are required to existing drupal_goto() calls. A new helper
> function, drupal_get_destination() was added; it helps contruct the
> 'destination' string which is appended to add/edit links.
> The only downside I can see to this patch is that a few URLs are less
> pretty than before. These urls are only shown to admins. This could
> only be avoided by having each admin page implement its own way of
> passing a destination, or stashing the destination in the $_SESSION. We
> recently tried storing referer in $_SESSION, and it  was eventually
> removed because of poor coordination when a user has multiple browser
> windows open.
> In addition to the above,
> - I cleaned up some 'destination' handling in user login code
> - I assured that after adding a new taxo term, we arrive back on the
> 'Add' page. That restores prior behavior
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> January 26, 2005 - 23:44 : stefan nagtegaal
> This is another great improvement when we look at usability! Moshe, you
> did a terrific job on this..
> After this patch is applied every submitted page drupal_goto()'s the
> page you expect it to go..
> This is really one of the best patches i'd seen and tested lately, so
> ++ for this patch in HEAD..
> --
> View: http://drupal.org/node/16246
> Edit: http://drupal.org/project/comments/add/16246

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