Maintain the state of Return Urls by using the request.
You might be saying, Yii already handles a returnUrl perfectly fine with the
CWebUser::setReturnUrl() methods. Why not use those?
These methods store the returnUrl into a single variable in the users session. This becomes a flaw when we have multiple tabs open. Take the following scenario:
The solution is to pass the returnUrl into the GET and POST request by embedding it into your links and forms. This extension makes it very easy to do and solves many common problems including the maximum length of a GET request.
Please download using ONE of the following methods:
curl http://getcomposer.org/installer | php php composer.phar require cornernote/yii-return-url
Download the latest version and move the
yii-return-url folder into your
Add the path to yii-return-url to the
components in your yii configuration:
return array( 'components' => array( 'returnUrl' => array( 'class' => 'vendor.cornernote.yii-return-url.components.EReturnUrl', // if you downloaded into ext //'class' => 'ext.yii-return-url.components.EReturnUrl', ), 'cache'=>array( // cache is required for this extension 'class' => 'CFileCache', //'class' => 'CMemCache', //'class' => 'CApcCache', ), ), );
Your user is on a search results page, and you have a link to an update form. After filling in the form you want the user to be returned to the page they started from.
On the start page, add a returnUrl to your link, for example in
// generate a returnUrl link value // pass true so that it points to the current page $returnUrlLinkValue = Yii::app()->returnUrl->getLinkValue(true); CHtml::link('edit post', array('post/update', 'id' => $post->id, 'returnUrl' => $returnUrlLinkValue));
On the update page, add a returnUrl to your form, for example in
// generate a returnUrl form value // pass false so that it points to the returnUrl from the request params provided by your link $returnUrlFormValue = Yii::app()->returnUrl->getFormValue(false); CHtml::hiddenField('returnUrl', $returnUrlFormValue);
In the controller action that handles the form, change the call to
$this->redirect(), for example in
$altUrl = array('post/index'); // this is where we used to redirect to, we use it as a failback $this->redirect(Yii::app()->returnUrl->getUrl($altUrl));