[development] losing value somewhere after validate.

sime info at urbits.com
Thu Jun 15 15:33:28 UTC 2006

OK, I found the document that describes differences between 4.6 and 4.6. 
It states that I cannot change a value on validation.*

3. validate (you can only validate here, no changes possible)

This conflicts with the nodeapi docs:

"validate": ... This hook can be used to check or even modify the node

Should I assume that the first one is correct? This would mean that I am 
just encountering legacy 4.6 code in ecommerce 4.7. Sorry, I'm finding 
this hard to get my head around.


sime wrote:

> Hello.
> I keep losing values that I modify in the 'validate' op of 
> hook_nodeapi(). This occurs by the time I get to the insert or update 
> ops.
> It has to be something simple I am overlooking. I normally wouldn't 
> hassle the list over such things, but I am starting to write bad code 
> to compensate, so I need to work out what I'm doing wrong. It is a 
> little hard for me to track the $node through core, so are there any 
> suggestions about what I might be doing wrong, or where a problem like 
> this can arise?
> Kind thanks for any advice.
> Simon
> PS.
> I have checked the nodeapi docs:
> "validate": The user has just finished editing the node and is trying 
> to preview or submit it. This hook can be used to check or *even 
> modify the node*.
> Also, I have double-checked that i am using a version of form.inc that 
> is after this issue was fixed: http://drupal.org/node/63704

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