[ic] Weirdness with discount tag

Joshua Lavin joshua at kingdomdesign.com
Tue Nov 18 14:55:29 EST 2003

On Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at 12:19  PM, Ed LaFrance wrote:

> At 10:06 AM 11/18/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>> Thanks for the testing, Andrew and Ed.
>> Yes, Andrew, I can duplicate the same thing as you describe above. 
>> Ed, perhaps you didn't notice that the price changed when the 
>> quantity did (if you reload the sale page)?
> I didn't notice because it did not happen. Yesterday we did not have 
> the specific steps which reproduce the problem. Today we do. I was 
> also able to get pricing weirdness by returning to the sale page via 
> that Sale page link. What that does (and the browswer's Back button 
> does NOT do) is cause a reparse of the sale page. Apparently that is 
> where the trouble starts. I suggest you comb that page closely for any 
> stray [discount] tags. Discounts are cumulative; you can discount 
> ALL_ITEMS by 10% and then each individual item by 25% - the final 
> price will be 25% off of 90% of the list price. I'll bet this is 
> what's happening here.

You're right. That's what I get for copying old pages to make new ones. 
I was setting the discount on the flypage, but didn't realize it was 
also set on the sale page. Thanks so much for the suggestion! Now 
everything works perfectly.

> Good coding practice would dictate that you clear a discount 
> immediately before setting it to avoid the possibility of getting this 
> cumulative effect unintentionally.
> - Ed

Good point. I did this.

Thanks a lot!


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