[Catalyst] Root.pm $c->detach() does not detach?

Brian Kirkbride brian.kirkbride at deeperbydesign.com
Tue Apr 3 17:50:14 GMT 2007

Luis Azevedo wrote:
> Hi All,
> In Root.pm, "auto" action I am trying to break the execution of chain of 
> Actions.
> To be more exact, whenever I detect I loose connection to a socket or cookie 
> session, I want to redirect the user to a login action, not rendering the 
> action the user is calling.
> I know I can make a simple $c->res->redirect() but the problem is I need to 
> show a message in the login page telling the reason for the "logout". Usually 
> I am passing messages trough Stash. Redirecting to the Login page needs to 
> pass message somehow (through GET or POST, therefore not so beautiful s).
> I have tried to detach the /login action,  in "auto" action from Root.pm 
> controller,  but it is not working and I don't know why. See the actions 
> chain:
> | /auto                                                          
> |  -> /login/index                                           
> | /about/index                                               
> | /end                                                           
> The user called the /about action.
> Can I break the chain somehow in Root.pm, "auto" action?
> Thanks in advance,

I think what you want is something like

	if (!$logged_in) {

Setting the action to undef in an auto sub will prevent the normal dispatch of 
the request.


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