[mod_python] Path/address bar contents

Olaf Stein steino at ccri.net
Thu Apr 5 10:04:49 EDT 2007

I could call login from within start...

What do you mean by redirect?

On 4/5/07 9:53 AM, "Sean Davis" <sdavis2 at mail.nih.gov> wrote:

> On Thursday 05 April 2007 09:37, Olaf Stein wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a small app that works like this
>> Somebody visits the start page
>> http://localhost/apps/start/enter
>> where start is a python file (start.py) and enter() the function that
>> displays the login html (through templates, etc)
>> After entering credentials and clicking the login button, I call a function
>> login() (also in start.py), which checks the credentials and then call
>> either the function enter() again (if credentials are not good) or function
>> start() (if credentials are good). Basically function login() does not
>> create any html output.
>> The question now is, after logging in and calling start(), the function
>> executes correctly, but in the browser's address bar it still shows
>> http://localhost/apps/start/login
>> Instead of
>> http://localhost/apps/start/start
>> Is this because login() does not create html output and is there anything I
>> can do so the "correct" path is shown
> You can have login() do a redirect to start() if successful.  Or (probably
> more efficient) call start(), check login() from within start(), and in
> login, do a redirect to enter() if the login criteria are not met.
> But I might be misunderstanding something here.
> Sean

Olaf Stein
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