[Seaside] 'Clean' URLs in Seaside

Esteban A. Maringolo emaringolo at gmail.com
Thu May 7 12:55:30 UTC 2015

The shortcoming of using _s in a cookie is that you cannot open a
separate tab and start a new session. The session is "per browser"
(UA). Which is commonplace behavior these days, but I don't think it
will add much just moving the parameter from one place to another.

You can have bookmarkable URLs in your app though, but even when
Seaside supports that (via the #updateUrl: method), there is no
framework to automatically generate RESTful URIs and route back the
requests composing the component tree according to requested URL.


Esteban A. Maringolo

2015-05-07 9:33 GMT-03:00 Philippe Marschall <philippe.marschall at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 11:27 AM, Phil (list) <pbpublist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I managed to get Seaside 2.x to use 'clean' URLs by following Ramon's
>> post here http://onsmalltalk.com/clean-urls-in-seaside/  a while back.
>> However, some things appear to have changed in 3.x and what needs to
>> change to get rid of the _k parameter (i.e. move it into a cookie) is
>> different now.  So could anyone with experience in doing this in 3.x
>> share what's involved?
>> Also, it's understandable why passing this in the URL was the way to go
>> 5+ years ago, but cookies are pretty widely accepted as requirements on
>> many sites these days.
> Some countries also have cookie laws (yes, really) that don't apply
> when you don't use cookies.
>> Is there some reason this hasn't been made a
>> simple config option as it was for the _s parameter?  Seems like it
>> would be pretty popular...
> _k is used to identify the state snapshot. When you hit the back
> button you need to get the old _k so that Seaside can revert the
> component state. That's why it is technically not possible to
> implement it with a cookie. Are you willing to give up state
> snapshoting?
> Cheers
> Philippe
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