HTTP request functions

xxf:get-portlet-mode()

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 4.2]

Return the portlet mode.

xxf:get-portlet-mode() as xs:string

If running within a portlet context, return the portlet mode (e.g. view, edit), otherwise return the empty sequence.

NOTE: This function only works with the full portlet. The proxy portlet is not supported.

xxf:get-remote-user()

xxf:get-remote-user() as xs:string?

Returns the username for the current user of the application, if known by the container, for instance because users log in with BASIC of FORM-based authentication.

xxf:get-request-attribute()

xxf:get-request-attribute(
    $name         as xs:string,
    $content-type as xs:string?
) as item()?

The xxf:get-request-attribute() function returns the value of the given request attribute. The attribute may have been previously placed in the request through Java code, or using xxf:set-request-attribute(), for example.

The types of attribute objects supported are the same [types supported by the Scope generator][3], plus types stored with xxf:set-request-attribute().

If present, the second parameter can specify the text/plain content type. In that case, if a String object is retrieved, it is return as an xs:string instead of being parsed as XML.

<!-- Get the "document" attribute and use it to replace instance "my-instance" -->
<xf:insert
  ref="instance('my-instance')"
  origin="xxf:get-request-attribute('document')"/>

NOTE: This function can only be called during page initialization, otherwise it will throw an error. We recommend you use it only within event handlers called as a result of processing xforms-model-construct-done or xforms-ready, or from the xxf:default MIP.

xxf:get-request-header()

xxf:get-request-header(
    $header-name as xs:string
) as xs:string*

The xxf:get-request-header() function returns the value(s) of the given request HTTP header.

<!-- Remember the User-Agent header -->
<xf:setvalue
  ref="user-agent"
  value="xxf:get-request-header('User-Agent')"/>

This function can be used even after page initialization, and can be used everywhere other XPath functions are supported.

NOTE: With Orbeon Forms 3.8 and 3.9, this function can only be called during page initialization, otherwise it will throw an error. We recommend you use it only within event handlers called as a result of processing xforms-model-construct-done or xforms-ready, or from the xxf:default MIP.

xxf:get-request-method()

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 4.2]

Return the current HTTP method.

xxf:get-request-method() as xs:string

Return the HTTP method of the current request, such as GET, POST, etc.

xxf:get-request-parameter()

xxf:get-request-parameter(
    $parameter-name as xs:string
) as xs:string*

The xxf:get-request-parameter() function returns the value(s) of the given request parameter.

<!-- Remember the "columns" parameter -->
<xf:setvalue
  ref="columns"
  value="xxf:get-request-parameter('columns')"/>

This function can be used even after page initialization, and can be used everywhere other XPath functions are supported.

NOTE: With Orbeon Forms 3.8 and 3.9, this function can only be called during page initialization, otherwise it will throw an error. We recommend you use it only within event handlers called as a result of processing xforms-model-construct-done or xforms-ready, or from the xxf:default MIP.

NOTE: By default, most if not all servlet containers do not use the UTF-8 encoding but use ISO-8859-1 instead to decode URL parameters. You can configure your servlet container to support UTF-8 instead. See the following resources:

xxf:get-request-path()

xxf:get-request-path() as xs:string

The xxf:get-request-path() function returns the path of the incoming HTTP request (without the Java servlet context if any).

<xf:setvalue
  ref="request-path"
  value="xxf:get-request-path()"/>

This function can be used even after page initialization, and can be used everywhere other XPath functions are supported.

NOTE: With Orbeon Forms 3.8 and 3.9, this function can only be called during page initialization, otherwise it will throw an error. We recommend you use it only within event handlers called as a result of processing xforms-model-construct-done or xforms-ready, or from the xxf:default MIP.

xxf:get-session-attribute()

xxf:get-session-attribute(
    $name         as xs:string,
    $content-type as xs:string?
) as item()?

The xxf:get-session-attribute() function returns the value of the given session attribute.

The types of attribute objects supported are the same [types supported by the Scope generator][3], plus types stored with xxf:set-session-attribute().

If present, the second parameter can specify the text/plain content type. In that case, if a String object is retrieved, it is return as an xs:string instead of being parsed as XML.

<!-- Get the "document" attribute and use it to replace instance "my-instance" -->
<xf:insert
  ref="instance('my-instance')"
  origin="xxf:get-session-attribute('document')"/>

xxf:get-window-state()

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 4.2]

Return the portlet window state.

xxf:get-window-state() as xs:string

If running within a portlet context, return the window state (e.g. normal, minimized, maximized), otherwise return the empty sequence.

NOTE: This function only works with the full portlet. The proxy portlet is not supported.

xxf:is-user-in-role()

xxf:is-user-in-role(
    $role as xs:string
) as xs:boolean

Returns true if and only if the container recognizes that the current user of the application has the specified role. Roles will be typically known by the container when users are logged in using either BASIC or FORM-based authentication.

xxf:set-request-attribute()

xxf:set-request-attribute(
    $name  as xs:string,
    $value as item()
)

The xxf:set-request-attribute() function stores the given value as a request attribute.

<!-- Set the "document" attribute into the request -->
<xf:insert
  context="."
  origin="xxf:set-request-attribute('document', instance('my-instance'))"/>

xxf:set-session-attribute()

xxf:set-session-attribute(
    $name  as xs:string,
    $value as item()
)

The xxf:set-session-attribute() function stores the given value as a session attribute.

<!-- Set the "document" attribute into the session -->
<xf:insert
  context="."
  origin="xxf:set-session-attribute('document', instance('my-instance'))"/>

xxf:user-ancestor-organizations()

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 2016.3]

xxf:user-ancestor-organizations(
    $leaf-org as xs:string
) as xs:string*

Return the current user's organizations which are the ancestors of the leaf organization passed if any, from leaf to root. The leaf organization itself is not returned.

Say you have:

Orbeon, Inc.
└── Orbeon California
    └── Orbeon San Mateo

Then:

xxf:user-ancestor-organizations('Orbeon San Mateo')

returns:

'Orbeon California', 'Orbeon, Inc.'

This:

for $org in 'Orbeon San Mateo'
    return ($org, xxf:user-ancestor-organizations($org))

returns:

'Orbeon San Mateo', Orbeon California', 'Orbeon, Inc.'

This function only works with the header-driven method. See Form Runner Access Control Setup.

xxf:user-group()

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 4.9]

xxf:user-group() as xs:string?

Return the current user's group if available. This function works with container- and header-driven methods. See Form Runner Access Control Setup.

xxf:user-organizations()

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 2016.3]

xxf:user-organizations() as xs:string*

Return the current user's leaf organizations if any.

Say you have these organizations:

Orbeon, Inc.
└── Orbeon California
    └── Orbeon San Mateo

California Department of Education
└── Local School District

xxf:user-organizations() returns:

'Orbeon San Mateo', 'Local School District'

This function only works with the header-driven method. See Form Runner Access Control Setup.

xxf:user-roles()

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 4.9]

xxf:user-roles() as xs:string*

Return the current user's groups if available. This function works with container- and header-driven methods. See Form Runner Access Control Setup.

xxf:username()

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 4.9]

xxf:username() as xs:string?

Return the current user's username if available. This function works with container- and header-driven methods. See Form Runner Access Control Setup.

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