[pmwiki-users] Something between setskin= and skin=

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Jan 31 14:33:04 CST 2008

On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 03:18:04PM -0500, Sandy wrote:
> Is there something between setskin= and skin= ?
> What I'd like is an option to keep the skin for the session, unless of 
> course the user changes it, but to revert to the default skin when he 
> closes the browser. This way, if you are showing off how easy it is to 
> change skins, your user [1] can easily change it back.
> [1] who naturally won't remember the "you have to do it yourself by 
> clicking here" instructions, especially after he's seen that, yes, the 
> entire site has the skin he chose.
> There's nothing in skinchange.php's documentation for this.

To change the skin setting to a per-session one, simply set:

    $SkinCookieExpires = 0;

> A variable set in the link would be the most flexible, maybe 
> setskinsession=skinname . That way knowledgeable users could choose at 
> the time.

You could also allow the expiration time as an options, by adding:

    if (isset($_REQUEST['skinexpires']))
        $SkinCookieExpires = 0 + $_REQUEST['skinexpires'];

Then one can do ?setskin=foo&skinexpires=86400 to get the setting
to last for 24 hours.  Or, to be really fancy, perhaps:

    if (isset($_REQUEST['skinexpires'])) {
        list($g0,$g1) = DRange($_REQUEST['skinexpires']);
        $SkinCookieExpires = $g0;

Then one can actually use a real date for expiration, as in:



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