[development] $_REQUEST/$_COOKIE scope in URLs?
remorse at partners.org
Fri Nov 2 18:38:17 UTC 2007
On Nov 2, 2007, at 10:20 AM, J-P Stacey wrote:
> I was wondering: what's the rationale behind doing this? The only
> use I've worked out for putting cookies on the URL is when you're
> migrating session data across domains. They're the last thing I'd
> expect to start appearing in paging URLs: those just need the
> current-page URL with modified offset and count parameters of some
If I understand what you're asking, it's very useful.
Example: I have a module (site_user_list) that lets you search on
through the profile fields of users. It then displays a table of all
the users who match your search, with columns for the various profile
fields (this is a very simplistic description of what it's doing).
You can click on the various columns to change the sort order. If the
REQUEST is not serialized into the URL when the links to sort the
table columns are created by theme_table, when you click no a column
heading to resort the table, suddenly your search is abandoned.
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