[ic] Can IC always look in ~/pages/?

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Fri Oct 1 06:22:30 UTC 2010

On 10/01/2010 08:04 AM, Grant wrote:
>>>>> My suggestion is to use either an actionmap (if "folder-name" is always
>>>>> the same) or to use a missing specialsub (if it is not).  In either
>>>>> case, you can strip out the folder name from the beginning of the path,
>>>>> grab the page name portion (and if it is blank make it "index"), and
>>>>> then return the new page name from either the missing specialsub or the
>>>>> actionmap for Interchange to process for you.
>>>> The "folder-name" changes.  I do something like the above in an
>>>> Autoload for GETs, but since all of my POSTs have a path like
>>>> "/folder-name/process.html",
>>> It should (but don't quote me on this) still work to rewrite the page to
>>> /process.html, but you need to do it in an actionmap or missing
>>> specialsub, not from an autoload.  Actionmap and missing specialsub have
>>> the advantage that they fire off before autoload (I think, again don't
>>> quote me on this) and you can modify the passed path and return it for
>>> IC to re-parse as the page name.  If it sees "process" returned from one
>>> of these it should treat it as a process page and continue on as expected.
>> No, Autoload comes first. If you are rewriting the URL in Autoload and
>> intend to
>> trigger an ActionMap, set $Vend::FinalPath in Autoload, e.g. with the
>> following tag:
>> UserTag mangle_path Order path
>> UserTag mangle_path Routine<<EOR
>> sub {
>>         my $path = shift;
>>         $Vend::FinalPath = $path;
>> }
>> EOR
>> Regards
>>         Racke
> Thank you Racke and Peter.  I'm using [mangle_path] like this in an Autoload:
> [if scratch folder_name]
>    [tmp path][data session last_url][/tmp]
>    [perl] $Scratch->{path} =~ s/\/$Scratch->{folder_name}//; [/perl]
>    [mangle_path path="[scratch path]"]
> [/if]
> I did a lot of testing but I can't figure out how it works.  Can
> anyone tell me how $Vend::FinalPath is used by IC?  What does the
> shift line in the usertag do?  I read about shift at perldoc.perl.org
> but I can't figure out how it is used in mangle_url.tag.

$Vend::FinalPath is used to decide which action (ActionMap) to trigger
after the Autoload. If you don't change it, it uses the current URL.

shift just grabs the first argument for the function from @_;


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