[typo] Passing info to sidebars
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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