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URLToHidden([excludeList])

Last updated March 10, 2002

author

Nathan Dintenfass

Version: 1 | Requires: CF5 | Library: UtilityLib

Description:
This is a quick way to capture the URL variables on a given page as hidden fields in a form. This is useful when you have a multi-step process.

Return Values:
Returns a string.

Example:

<cfoutput>
	#htmlCodeFormat(urlToHidden())#
</cfoutput>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
excludeList A list of keys not to copy from the URL structure. No

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Converts the URL structure to hidden form fields.
 * 
 * @param excludeList 	 A list of keys not to copy from the URL structure. 
 * @return Returns a string. 
 * @author Nathan Dintenfass (nathan@changemedia.com) 
 * @version 1, March 10, 2002 
 */
function urlToHidden(){
	//a variable for iterating
	var key = "";
	//should we exlude any?  by default, no
	var excludeList = "";
	//a variable to return stuff
	var outVar = "";
	//if there is an argument, it is a list to exclude
	if(arrayLen(arguments))
		excludeList = arguments[1];
	//now loop through the form scope and make hidden fields
	for(key in url){
		if(NOT listFindNoCase(excludeList,key))
			outVar = outVar & "<input type=""hidden"" name=""" & key & """ value=""" & htmlEditFormat(url[key]) & """>";
	}
	return outVar;		
}
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