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Re: Re: Request For Comment: Web Application Plugin Managerby andreychek (Parson)
|on Oct 02, 2002 at 13:59 UTC||Need Help??|
What I not like is get_incoming as method for param.
Lets look away from the Param plugin for a moment, and take a look at the httpheader plugin. With headers, there is a stage where the browser sends headers to the server, and there is a stage where the server sends headers to the browser. To accommodate all of these stages, the httpheader plugin offers the following methods:
The Cookie plugin's interface is the same as the Httpheader one I just described.
Now, lets look at the Params plugin again. You said that the get_incoming() did not seem intuitive. The reason it's like that though is to match the style of the HttpHeader and Cookie plugins. These two plugins couldn't just have a get() method, as they need to differentiate between incoming and outgoing parameters. So, to keep a like style, I named the methods in the Param plugin get_incoming and set_incoming. I feel that by having a like interface across the plugins, it would make OpenPlugin as a whole easier to learn.
However, because get_incoming() does seem a bit long, I've been thinking about writing a wrapper function which would work a bit like CGI's or Apache::Request's param() function. Instead of using get_incoming or set_incoming, you could just use incoming(). Behind the scenes, it would call get_incoming or set_incoming based on the amount of parameters you send it. For example:
Again, if I add this, both would still work. If you prefer using get_incoming/set_incoming, us them, if you prefer just using incoming(), you can use that.
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