[Catalyst] does detach cancel forward

David Schmidt davewood at gmx.at
Sat Nov 7 08:52:02 GMT 2009

>From the new Catalyst Book:

"$c->forward returns to the calling action and ompletes the request,
while $c->detach proceeds to the end action after the called actions
are completed."

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 11:19 PM, Ovid <publiustemp-catalyst at yahoo.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Steve Rippl <rippls at woodlandschools.org>
>> I'm building "chains" of methods using forward and detach mostly, I
>> quote the chains because I know it's not the regular chained methods but
>> my "chains" vary according to where you are etc.  Anyway, the question I
>> have is whether forward is still valid after a detach... let me
>> illustrate...
>> If A forwards to B, once B is done it comes back to A, that I use and it
>> works.  If C detaches to D to doesn't come back after D, again I use
>> that.
>> Now, If from A I forward to B, then B detaches to C which detaches to D,
>> it doesn't seem to come back to A after D.  Is this my mistake
>> somewhere, is it by design?  Does the detach after a forward "cancel"
>> the forward?
> Think of detach as "game over", if that helps (probably doesn't).  From the docs, detach(....) is described as:
>    The same as forward, but doesn't return to the previous action when processing is finished.
> I think that description might be a bit confusing for some, as your question suggests.
> Cheers,
> Ovid
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