[development] E-Commerce formapi question.

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Thu Feb 16 06:47:14 UTC 2006

Gordon Heydon wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, 2006-02-16 at 16:30 +1100, Jeremy Epstein wrote:
>>When I made/committed the start of the cart.module upgrade, I took a
>>long look at the whole checkout process, and eventually decided that
>>it was simply way beyond me. I think this may well be one of the most
>>complex multi-part forms in any 4.7 module, so we're going to need
>>help from the biggest formAPI gurus around.
>>One resource that may be of help: did you catch merlinofchaos's
>>multi-part form solution which he blogged recently?
>>I don't know if this sessions-based approach will actually work for
>>the cart module, but it's worth looking into.
> I am not too sure, but I did see that there has been some work on
> sessions and anonymous users will not get a full session so that may
> store this from working.
> I think at this stage that this is beynd the current formsapi. I think
> what needs to happen is a method in the formapi so that you can throw an
> error in which you can tell the form process to build a completely new
> form and $POST will be reset.

anonymous users can get a full session at any time someone sets the $_SESSION 
variable for them. It means, though, that the optimizations for anonymous users 
without sessions disappear when this form is used. For something like the cart, 
I think that is perfectly fine.

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