[ic] inactive items - flypage still works for them.

John1 list_subscriber at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jun 16 15:27:46 EDT 2004

On Wednesday, June 16, 2004 7:26 PM, jamie at versado.net wrote:

> John1 wrote:
> [snip]
>> But, this makes me think - if someone retrieves a cached page for an
>> inactive product, will they be able to click the "Buy" button.  i.e.
>> Does the "Order" routine automatically check the "inactive" status
>> and reject attempts to order inactive items?  I guess I should test
>> this out.
> AFAIK it is still be possible to buy an inactive product with the
> right GET or POST - there's nothing to stop you adding inactive
> products to the basket it just stops them appearing in searches.
> I guess you would have to catch this in the basket code, but I haven't
> bothered as I think it would be hard to do accidentally without
> noticing the DISCONTINUED signs.
If somebody clicked "Buy" on a cached Google page they wouldn't see the
discontinued notice.
But, I suppose you are right that it is not a big concern - it would be a
bit stupid to "Buy" something from a cached search page.

Thanks again for your help.

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