[development] Blocks and page context

Jennifer Hodgdon yahgrp at poplarware.com
Fri Apr 23 22:58:39 UTC 2010

That's the "hack" I was referring to. As far as acceptability goes, I 
don't know what to tell you. If it's in your own private module, no 
one can complain...


E.J. Zufelt wrote:
> Would it be acceptable in the Drupal community for me to solve this problem by creating a user0 object, switching it with the global $user, perform the test, and then switch back?  By acceptable I mean are there any significant problems I shoud be aware of if using this approach?

> On 2010-04-23, at 6:12 PM, Jennifer Hodgdon wrote:
>> E.J. Zufelt wrote:
>>> I notice that menu_get_item() will tell me if the current user can access the current menu item.  Is there a simple method to test if user0 can access the current menu item?  That is, regardless who the current user is, I would like to see if there is a function to let me know if user0 can access the current page, essentially a test to see if the current page is available to anonymous users or not.
>> I don't think there's an easy way. The access checking for menu_get_item() is done in _menu_check_access(). This figures out and calls the access callback for the particular menu item. For the most general case of a menu item with a custom access callback, it would probably not be possible to modify the function to check a specific $account instead of the current global $user, without some sort of hack.
>>   --Jennifer

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