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Old July 29th, 2010, 05:13 AM
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Default What Is 'format=raw' Used For In A URL?

Hi -

Specifically, on page 170 six lines from the bottom is the following URL:

I know the option parameter determines which component is loaded. I know the articlenum parameter contains the article number and is used by the component later for processing. But, what is 'format' for, and do I need to include it in the URL?

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Default The Purpose of 'format=raw'

Hi, Everyone -

I just found out what the 'format' parameter is for when calling modules. Specifically, my first question was about the following http request found on page 170:

I was trying to find out what the 'format' parameter is for. I found the answer on page 166. It says:

By setting the format to raw ..., Joomla executes the specified component and returns only the output that it has generated. This method is exactly how the Ajax Web page requests information for display.
Naturally, the next question is: what are the other values that can be placed in the 'format' parameter? Another question would be: if the format parameter were omitted, then in what other ways could Joomla return the output generated?

Thanks, in advance.

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