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bcamp1973

redirect to original page on login...not working :(

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I'm trying to make it so that wherever a user is on the site, if they choose the login link, it takes them to a login page, then redirects them back to the previous page they were on on submission of the form.  I can't quite get it to work. Here's what i'm doing...

I captured the current $_GET string and used it to build the login link...

[code]<a href="?pg=login&redir=http://my.server.domain/?pg=page_you_are_on">login</a>[/code]

then, on the login page i captured $_GET['redir'] and created a hidden form value...

[code]<input type="hidden" name="redir" value="http://my.server.domain/?pg=page_you_are_on"/>[/code]

then, on form submission i do the following...

[code]

if($_POST['redir']) {
  header('Location: '.$_POST['redir']);
} else {
  header('Location: http://my.server.domain/?pg=default_page');
} exit();

[/code]

no luck! i should note i've tried urlencode() on the $_GET and that's not helping either :(  any suggestions??

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it goes straight to the default page and acts as though the redirect variable isn't set.  it is however, when i check the html code the hidden input is populated with the correct string

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try:
[code]
<?php
if(!empty($_POST['redir'])) {
  header('Location: '.$_POST['redir']);
} else {
  header('Location: http://my.server.domain/?pg=default_page');
} exit();
?>
[/code]

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try
[code]<a href="?pg=login&redir=<? echo rawurlencode('http://my.server.domain/?pg=page_you_are_on') ?>">login</a>[/code]

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[quote author=GingerRobot link=topic=104792.msg418167#msg418167 date=1155930360]
try:
[code]
<?php
if(!empty($_POST['redir'])) {
   header('Location: '.$_POST['redir']);
} else {
   header('Location: http://my.server.domain/?pg=default_page');
} exit();
?>
[/code]
[/quote]

ok, the issue was a stupid mistake on my part so it works, however you got me thinking in the right direction and i tested to see that $_POST['redir'] was not being passed.  thanks for leading me in the right direction.

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[quote author=ryanlwh link=topic=104792.msg418176#msg418176 date=1155930863]
try
[code]<a href="?pg=login&redir=<? echo rawurlencode('http://my.server.domain/?pg=page_you_are_on') ?>">login</a>[/code]
[/quote]

i'm a bit of a novice and the php manual only skims over the details...can you enlighten me as to the benefits of using urlencode() or rawurlencode()?  I'm not clear on what it really does to help?

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sometimes the browser will not give you the correct value of a GET variable if it contains url special characters (examples: "/" ,"&"). but if you use urlencode or rawurlencode, then these special chars will be changed into escape codes that the browser understands... sort of like the backslashes for browsers address bar

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