[development] Question regarding the edit array

Mon Apr 9 21:27:14 UTC 2007

Hi!  In Drupal 4.7.x, form items were placed into an 'edit' array, so  
that if you wanted to get at items, you could do $_REQUEST['edit'] 
['field_name'].  In 5.x this has changed.  Was there discussion about  
this somewhere?  I can't find anything in the mailing list archives,  
or in the forums.  (This might be because searches about 'edit',  
'array', and '$_REQUEST' are pretty much worthless...).

I ask because it seems like it could be a problem -- suppose your  
form redefines 'q', (or 'sort', or 'order', or 'destination') for its  
own purposes; if I'm using GET queries, this could become a huge  


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