[development] $_REQUEST/$_COOKIE scope in URLs?

J-P Stacey jp.stacey at torchbox.com
Mon Nov 5 10:07:08 UTC 2007

Hi Richard,

> 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.

OK. $_REQUEST seems a weird place to store attributes of a results table, 
but at least that explains why the serialization is happening, if that's the 
accepted way of doing it. I suppose it's no weirder than the use to which 
I'm putting the same scope. Maybe I should switch all my request-persistent 
storage to $GLOBALS, like almost everything else...!

J-P Stacey
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