[aur-dev] AUR Variable Names

Loui louipc.ist at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 13:15:30 EST 2008

I'm saying deal with it in the current AUR code. Of course it's possible.
There's nothing you can do about outside links other than make sure that
the code can deal with that properly. You'd have to do that anyways if you
want to omit variables and let them default to something if they're unset.

On Jan 5, 2008 1:06 PM, Sebastian Nowicki <xilonmu at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 05, 2008 at 12:16:33PM -0500, Loui wrote:
> > First of all look at how many of those variables are empty. Make the
> > code not put empty variables into the URL and make the code that gets
> > the variables deal with unset/empty variables. I was working on this
> > at some point.
> I don't think this is possible. The code has nothing to do with what the
> browser sends to the server. The way it works is that the browser
> requests the search page from the server. The PHP script does it's thing
> and outputs the HTML page, which gets downloaded and displayed to the
> user. The user inputs whatever keywords the user wants and submits. The
> _browser_ then parses the form and sends the appropriate GET/POST
> headers (and content). Since some fields are empty (I assume this is why
> empty variables show up) the browser sends these empty variables in the
> GET request.
> The only solution to this that I see is by using JavaScript to
> dynamically remove any empty fields from the form on an onSubmit event,
> though I'm not sure that this would actually work.

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