I'm customizing a product. To do what I'm trying to do, I need to be able to access REQUEST data from within a Python module (not a script; a .py file containing class and method definitions).
>From within a script, a line like req = context.REQUEST does the job just fine. But when I put that line into my product module, I get a message like: Name "context" not defined and I don't see any way to import that into my module. At (http://www.plope.com/Books/2_7Edition/AppendixB.stx#0-8), the Zope API Reference describes the module "HTTPRequest", which includes the class that it calls "HTTPRequest(BaseRequest)", which apparently is the equivalent of REQUEST as described above. I have put this line into my module: from ZPublisher.HTTPRequest import HTTPRequest but now I don't know how to reference the request's contents. I put in this line: req = HTTPRequest and print "req" to a debug file, and it shows: ZPublisher.HTTPRequest.HTTPRequest which I don't understand. I have tried a half-dozen ways (suggested by the Zope API Reference) to get an actual property of the current HTTPRequest, but without success. Examples: req['URL'] -> "TypeError: unsubscriptable object" req.get('URL') -> "TypeError: unbound method get() must be called with HTTPRequest instance as first argument (got str instance instead)" req.keys() -> "TypeError: unbound method keys() must be called with HTTPRequest instance as first argument (got nothing instead)" The last two suggest that, while I have successfully imported the HTTPRequest *class*, I haven't successfully gotten the current HTTPRequest *instance*. I don't know how to do that. So, I need an answer to any one of these questions: 1. How can the Zope global name "context" be defined or imported into a non-script Python module? 2. How can one get the current instance of the class "HTTPRequest" into a non-script Python module? 3. If I'm looking in the wrong direction, what is the right way to make the current REQUEST's data available in a non-script Python module? ~ TIA ~ Ken _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )