[CAF] getting started with CAF
rdice at pobox.com
Mon Oct 31 15:11:39 EST 2005
> I'm planning to test out CAF on some new stuff that I need to build.
> I've got a site set up a drill down directory of listings. Using
> CAF, I'd like to add the member area for updating listings etc. The
> way I understand it, until anonymous sessions are included in CAF, I
> can only use it to power the member area, but I can't use it for
> member sign up. Once anonymous sessions are included, I'll be able
> to use it for the member area as well as the signup. Is this correct?
That sounds right.
> The front end directory itself has very specific URLs and I can't
> embed any session info into them -- I actually wouldn't want to.
> Does this mean that I need a different application for the public are
> and a CAF setup for the member area? I don't see that as a huge
> issue, but I like to keep my configuration info in one place. I
> think there was some talk of this on Saturday at the meeting but I
> didn't catch all of it -- am I right in assuming that there won't be
> any support added in future for using CAF without any kind of sessions?
There is a difference between CAF not having sessions of any kind and session &
checksum info not being included in URL params. The former won't happen, but
the latter should be do-able right now with the proper parameters being called
to $self->make_link (and eventually $self->link once CAP::LinkIntegrity is
integrated into the framework). I forget how this would be done, though -- I
suggest investigating the source code for "sub make_link" to see what params are
needed in order to pull this off.
Does this sound like it would answer your question?
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