[typo] Passing info to sidebars

Piers Cawley pdcawley at bofh.org.uk
Mon Apr 10 19:07:32 EDT 2006

Victor Jalencas <victor-typo at carotena.net> writes:

> Hi all,
>   this is a question for the sidebar experts. I'm interested in having 
> access, from the sidebars, to information from the main controller. 
> I.e., I'd like to write a couple of sidebars for the article controller, 
> and its display action, that show the main page article's trackbacks, or 
>   metadata, or comments count, or whatever. I could obtain the id from 
> the request and do a search for it, but ideally I should be able to 
> directly obtain the main controller's @article.
>   Is there a way and I am missing something obvious, or should a 
> mechanism be ideated to pass the @article from the main controller to 
> the sidebars? I've tried using the flash object but doesn't work (or I'm 
> not using it correctly).

The sidebar gets passed the 'contents' being rendered, which is a list
of the articles/pages/comments/whatever that's being displayed on the
current page. That's probably what you want.

Take a look at how the Amazon sidebar works.

Piers Cawley <pdcawley at bofh.org.uk>

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