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    How do you get the current url

    I know this has to be a dumb question but for the life of me I can't find the answer. I want to save it in a session variable.
    Tommy Thompson
    Thompson Consulting Services
    Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
    [email protected]

    Re: How do you get the current url

    Hi Tommy,

    Are you talking about the url that appears in the address bar of the web browser? If it is your web site, you already have that url. Or are you talking about a web address stored in a grid?

    I'm just a little confused. Sorry.

    Dan Blank builds Databases
    Skype: danblank


      Re: How do you get the current url

      Have a look at Request

      Lenny Forziati
      Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
      Alpha Software Corporation


        Re: How do you get the current url

        The url of the page I'm on. If I want to save it in a session variable called session.url how would I do that.

        session.url = ?????

        I guess a better way to ask the question is how do you refer to the current url in xbasic.
        Tommy Thompson
        Thompson Consulting Services
        Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
        [email protected]


          Re: How do you get the current url


          That's the first place I looked but did not see an obvious solution. Which one do you use?

          Tommy Thompson
          Thompson Consulting Services
          Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
          [email protected]


            Re: How do you get the current url

            There is no request variable that gets the full URL. request.script_name gets the name of the page you are on, minus the domain information. I have a table named "defaults" in my application with a field named "DOMAIN" where I maintain the domain address for the installed application. Then I join that value plus request.script to get the full URL.

            Also, I add this to the request variable, which returns just the page name without any slashes:


            Here is a nifty A5W page that you can run on your website to show the result for ALL of the request variables. I'm going to drop it in the Code Archive also.

            <meta name="generator" content="Alpha Five HTML Editor Version 9 Build 2095-3264">
            dim st as c = ""
            st = st + "<h1>Request Variables</h1>"
            st = st + "<h2>Request.ApplicationRoot</h2>" 			+  Request.ApplicationRoot
            st = st + "<h2>Request.Browser.CookiesEnabled</h2>" 	+  Request.Browser.CookiesEnabled
            st = st + "<h2>Request.ContentType</h2>" 				+  Request.ContentType
            st = st + "<h2>Request.Headers</h2>" 					+  Request.Headers
            st = st + "<h2>Request.Body</h2>" 						+  Request.Body
            st = st + "<h2>Request.HTTP_Request</h2>"				+  Request.HTTP_Request
            st = st + "<h2>Request.Host</h2>" 						+  Request.Host
            st = st + "<h2>Request.Query_String</h2>" 				+  Request.Query_String
            st = st + "<h2>Request.Raw</h2>" 						+  Request.Raw
            st = st + "<h2>Request.Remote_Addr</h2>" 				+  Request.Remote_Addr
            st = st + "<h2>Request.Request_Method</h2>" 			+  Request.Request_Method
            st = st + "<h2>Request.Request_URI</h2>" 				+  Request.Request_URI
            st = st + "<h2>Request.Script_Name</h2>" 				+  Request.Script_Name
            st = st + "<h2>Request.Server_Protocol</h2>" 			+  Request.Server_Protocol
            'OPTIONAL VARS
            st = st + "<h1>Optional Request Variables</h1>"
            if eval_valid("Request.Accept")
            	st = st + "<h2>Request.Accept</h2>" 			+  Request.Accept
            end if
            if eval_valid("Request.Accept_Encoding")
            	st = st + "<h2>Request.Accept_Encoding</h2>" 	+  Request.Accept_Encoding
            end if
            if eval_valid("Request.Accept_Language")
            	st = st + "<h2>Request.Accept_Language</h2>" 	+  Request.Accept_Language
            end if
            if eval_valid("Request.Connection")
            	st = st + "<h2>Request.Connection</h2>" 		+  Request.Connection
            end if
            if eval_valid("Request.Cookie")
            	st = st + "<h2>Request.Cookie</h2>" 			+  Request.Cookie
            end if
            if eval_valid("Request.Referer")
            	st = st + "<h2>Request.Referer</h2>" 			+  Request.Referer
            end if
            if eval_valid("Request.User_Agent")
            	st = st + "<h2>Request.User_Agent</h2>" 		+  Request.User_Agent
            end if
            Steve Wood
            See my profile on IADN


              Re: How do you get the current url

              Thanks a million. At least the solution did not turn out to be something embarrassing like request.url
              Tommy Thompson
              Thompson Consulting Services
              Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
              [email protected]


                Re: How do you get the current url

                One reason I go the extra mile in many of my answers is because I don't know the answer myself*. I never really noticed that no request var had the full URL until your question. I use request variables all the time but adopted my method long ago to 'fabricate' the full URL when needed.

                Note you can also put this in an A5W page to return lots of information, including all of the request variables:


                *And I'm a sponge and don't sleep.
                Steve Wood
                See my profile on IADN