[Zope] Impossibly long urls

kosh@aesaeion.com kosh@aesaeion.com
Tue, 30 Jul 2002 22:54:13 -0600 (MDT)

On Wed, 31 Jul 2002, David Beech wrote:

> Hello folks,
> Can anyone explain why my Zope apps generate loooooooooooong
> urls?
> It seems that each action (clicking a button or an href) results
> in the target (the object being called) being appended to the
> current url which is submitted to the server.
> I've pored over the various Zope references but nothing sticks
> out as obvious.
> I've tried specifying the path directly to a Zope object in both
> Python scripts and dtml documents, and also used relative
> linking where possible. The effect is always the same and apart
> from causing the server to overwork it also leads to problems
> with database operations.

It is relative links that cause this problem. Absolute links don't have
this behavior. Since making absolute links is so trivial I don't think I
build sites anymore where every link is not absolute.
object.absolute_url() will create an absolute url to an object in zope.