[ic] Munge-Quantity: Keep or Toss?

Kevin Walsh kevin at cursor.biz
Thu Feb 26 22:03:39 EST 2004

Thomas J.M. Burton [tom at globalfocusdm.com] wrote:
> Thanks, Kevin. But does this mean that the munge_quantity code has been
> fixed and approved? It was at one time causing too many problems and
> Mike said it was put in against his "advice and will" and that it would
> be removed from future versions (this was back in 2001).
To be honest, I don't have a clue.  I don't like "buy list" forms,
so I advise against their use;  I prefer individual "add to cart"

I can see how such a list could be useful in certain situations,
but I've never had to design a website where a "buy list" form
would be desirable.

I haven't compared the munge_quantity code in 4.8 to that in 5.0, but
suspect that if any changes have been made then they would be minimal.
I'd still advise you to copy/paste the 5.0 version - just to be safe.

> From your reply to my question, it now seems that IC 5 depends upon
> munge_quantity in order to add select items from a single page listing.
> Before I go an toss the munge_quantity stuff back into my page, I'd like
> to make sure that it won't be causing any problems.
Interchange 5 doesn't depend upon munge_quantity unless you need to code
a "buy list" facility.  It's the same as 4.8 in that respect.  I don't
think that it will cause a problem, as there are enough websites out
there that look and feel like a stock Foundation demo (with a slightly
different background colour) and they seem to work ok. :-)

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