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Free Nodelet Hack: Add watch on current node

by jdporter (Canon)
on Jul 10, 2007 at 19:36 UTC ( #625908=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to New Service: Thread Watcher

If you plunk the following code in your Free Nodelet, you'll have a button with which you can easily (one click) add a watch on the currently viewed node.

<form method="get" action="?" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencod +ed"> <input type="hidden" name="node_id" value="`author_id`"> <input type="hidden" name="op" value="message"> <input type="hidden" name="replyto" value="user"> <input type="hidden" name="sendto" value="watcher"> <input type="submit" name="replytotext" value="watch `id`"> <input type="hidden" name="sexisgood" value="submit"> </form>

It's a little squirrely in that it leaves you on the homenode of the author of the node, but a simple Back in your browser fixes that.

If you want to be automatically redirected back to the node you were on when you clicked the button, make sure you have _redir handled in your free nodelet, as described in Free Nodelet Hack: Toggle Between Two Nodelet Configurations, and then add the following line to the above form:

<input type="hidden" name="_redir" value="`id`">

Update, per tye's goading^Wencouragment:

<form method="post" action="?" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlenco +ded"> <input type=hidden name=node_id value="`id`"> <input type=hidden name=op value="message" /> <input type=hidden name=sexisgood value="Send" /> <input type=hidden name=replyto value="user" /> <input type=hidden name=sendto value="watcher" /> <input type=submit name=replytotext value="watch `id`" /> </form>
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Re: Free Nodelet Hack: Add watch on current node (_redir)
by tye (Cardinal) on Jul 10, 2007 at 20:10 UTC

    I'm assuming that you don't simply replace:

    <input type="hidd­en" name="node­_id" value="`au­thor_id`">

    with

    <input type="hidd­en" name="node­_id" value="`id`">

    and avoid the "squirreliness" and inefficient _redir hackery out of (based on stuff you said in the CB) some mistaken impression you have that op=message works in user home nodes but not on arbitrary thread nodes.

    So I repeat (more clearly) that whatever problem you saw you have probably mischaracterized the cause because I know of no reason why the above simple solution wouldn't work and I encourage you to try again and figure out why it doesn't so whatever bug can be fixed (if the problem you had wasn't actually due to something outside of PerlMonks).

    Thanks.

    - tye        

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