[Zope] Keeping a Variable's Value: This SHOULD Be Easy
Behrens Matt - Grand Rapids
Tue, 30 Oct 2001 14:55:09 -0500
Ben Ocean wrote:
> OOPS! Correction...
> ...but apparently it's not. If I were writing this in PHP:
> Okay, boys and girls! Let's open the magic box and generate a random
> number! (applause)<br and drum roll>
> <? x = int mt_rand(0,9); echo x ?><br, strike up the band>
> Wow! Wasn't that exciting? Oh no! I forgot the magic number<br, shrieks
> of horror>
> <? echo x ?><br, strike up the band again> Oh, of course! How could I
> forget!<br, fade to black>
> ...but apparently DTML *does* forget. Call that daggone variable more
> than once and you have to run the formula that generates a random digit!
> Bam! Variable's gone. Is there no way around this?
> Please help...
You forgot to wrap your code in <dtml-let pointless_sarcasm="no">. HTH.
Seriously, dtml-let is your ticket; do the assignment in the opening tag
and it will be accessible to everything inside the block. If dtml-let
doesn't fit your code, do <dtml-var expr="REQUEST.set('name', value)">.
Matt Behrens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
System Analyst, Baker Furniture