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Determining the referring URL

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I have a page with frames. The left frame is a list of urls. The main frame
is loaded based on the url that was clicked in the left frame.

Is there a way for the main frame to tell which url was clicked in the left
frame? I'd like to avoid having to use a name/value pair in the links in the
left frame, which I'm currently doing. I'd prefer to use something similar
to $_server('REFERER') but I can't find anything that would list the
referring url rather than the referring page.

Thanks.
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Jenkins wrote:
I have a page with frames. The left frame is a list of urls. The main
frame is loaded based on the url that was clicked in the left frame.

Is there a way for the main frame to tell which url was clicked in the
left frame?
Isn't that the page it just loaded?
So if you click on your left frame on intro1.html-link, the page in the
mainframe is intro1.html...
Or am I missing something completely here?
I'd like to avoid having to use a name/value pair in the links
in the left frame, which I'm currently doing. I'd prefer to use something
similar to $_server('REFERER') but I can't find anything that would list
the referring url rather than the referring page.

Thanks.


Regards,
Erwin Moller
Jul 17 '05 #2

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The left frame loads a php file that selects and displays links from a mysql
db. All the links in the left frame call the same page, showapps.php.
Showapps.php has to determine which link was clicked and then selects info
associated with that link.

I'm currently hardcoding a name/value pair, i.e., ?cat=1, ?cat=2, etc, onto
each link in the left frame. The showapps.php, which loads into the main
frame, selects from a mysql db based on the value in the name/value pair.
I'd like to just read the refering url the same way I can read the referring
page and then determine which category to select.

"Jenkins" <ne**@djenkins.nu> wrote in message
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I have a page with frames. The left frame is a list of urls. The main frame is loaded based on the url that was clicked in the left frame.

Is there a way for the main frame to tell which url was clicked in the left frame? I'd like to avoid having to use a name/value pair in the links in the left frame, which I'm currently doing. I'd prefer to use something similar
to $_server('REFERER') but I can't find anything that would list the
referring url rather than the referring page.

Thanks.

Jul 17 '05 #3

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Jenkins wrote:
The left frame loads a php file that selects and displays links from a
mysql db. All the links in the left frame call the same page,
showapps.php. Showapps.php has to determine which link was clicked and
then selects info associated with that link.

I'm currently hardcoding a name/value pair, i.e., ?cat=1, ?cat=2, etc,
onto each link in the left frame. The showapps.php, which loads into the
main frame, selects from a mysql db based on the value in the name/value
pair. I'd like to just read the refering url the same way I can read the
referring page and then determine which category to select.

"Jenkins" <ne**@djenkins.nu> wrote in message
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Hi Jenkins,

I still don't see what you mean now. Sorry. :-(

I think that your approach with the getstatement is just fine to achieve
what you want to achive.
It is the most natural way to pass information to a dynamic page (along with
the POST of course)

Just use a loop in php in your leftframe over all categories and generate
the links the links.

And in your showapps you just use $requestedCat = $_GET["cat"] to get the
value for your category.

I don't know what you expect more out of your frames/php.

And you can always use this to get all environment-variables PHP is aware
of:

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

Good luck,

Regards,
Erwin Moller
Jul 17 '05 #4

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