[ Zend Framework :: extending action variable scope for partials ]
I want to know if there exist any other way through which we can access the controller name, action name and other variables inside a partial. In other words, I want to extend the scope of my action variable to be accessed inside the partial templates rather than passing the lot along with the call to partial template.
You could extend your controllers to setup your necessary variables in the $view. http://framework.zend.com/manual/en/zend.controller.action.html
A controller plugin would be able to do the same. http://framework.zend.com/manual/en/zend.controller.plugins.html