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I am open to doing that with hook_ module code (since i'm doing all my work in a custom module), and I'm open to doing that with Panels, which I'm using. I don't want to add PHP in the admin interface.

Thanks in advance.

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Not quite a block, but you can do this with custom panel panes and pass it the $node being viewed. This is the cleanest way. I don't have a link handy for an overview on how to do this, though.

You can also do something similar using a view, and wiring up the relationships / arguments appropriately. You can then stick this view into a panel pane.

The hack is do do something like this in your block code

if (arg(0) == "node" && arg(2) != "edit") {
  $nid = (int) arg(1);
  if ($nid) {
    // do stuff
  }
}
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  • thanks. does the hack fail if the url is "/foo/bar" ??
    – jhchnc
    Sep 22 '11 at 16:58
  • actually, it does not fail. in the name of productivity, we hack. thanks.
    – jhchnc
    Sep 22 '11 at 17:01
  • Glad I could help. The custom panel panes are pretty cool when you have time to look into them.
    – mpdonadio
    Sep 23 '11 at 1:45

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