[typo] Passing info to sidebars

Victor Jalencas victor-typo at carotena.net
Tue Apr 11 03:18:37 EDT 2006

Excellent! thanks Piers!


Piers Cawley wrote:
> 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.

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