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post variables from bindings panel

Thread began 8/10/2011 7:39 pm by AlaskaTom | Last modified 8/11/2011 10:03 am by Jason Byrnes | 761 views | 3 replies |

AlaskaTomBeta Tester

post variables from bindings panel

This is something that bugged me forever, and I was wondering if there is a solution.

WA extensions always add form variables to the bindings panel, which is fantastic.
However, those variables are not 'translated' in DW design view.
ie they show up as little 'php' squares, instead of {POST.variable}.
If I add the form variable directly to the bindings panel manually, using the plus icon, it works fine.

The only difference is the format of the generated code.
WA puts the post variable in the format
<?php echo((isset($_POST["variable"]))?$_POST["variable"]:"") ?>

Where the default DW way displays as
<?php echo $_POST["firstname"] ?>

Either way works fine programatically, but its just nice to see the translated value in DW instead of the little php square.

Is there a fix, or a setting I have wrong?

Thanks!
Tom

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

no, there is not a fix for this, DW does not translate the syntax we use:
<?php echo((isset($_POST["variable"]))?$_POST["variable"]:"") ?>

as a post variable.

the reason we use this syntax is to prevent PHP errors from occurring.

if you use the Dreamweaver Syntax:
<?php echo $_POST["firstname"] ?>

a error will occur on the page if the firstname POST variable does not exist.

we use the isset syntax:
<?php echo((isset($_POST["variable"]))?$_POST["variable"]:"") ?>

to prevent that from happening.

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AlaskaTomBeta Tester

I am sorry to hear that! I was hoping there was some simple fix.
I often manually enter the form elements into the bindings to prevent that.

You would have to have your error reporting set pretty low for that to trigger a error, though, since its a just a warning, not a fatal error.

Thanks for the quick response!

Tom

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

during development, i always leave my error reporting set to E_ALL (Show All Errors and Warnings). using the isset() method prevents errors that would break the redirects in the server behaviors.

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