I have used $this->redirect($url, null, TRUE) for years in cakephp 1.2 and 1.3 when needing to cross a controller boundary.
I recently for the first time tried to use redirect with the 3rd parm set to FALSE so it will return to the calling controller for further processing, however for some reason when I set the 3rd parm to FALSE the target controller is not called at all.
I went into controller.php and traced the code and it indeed is attempting to set $this->header to the correct "Location: url" and the url looks perfect etc - however there is no actual redirection.
What am I missing? Is there something going on with route caching perhaps?
I am processing an array and redirecting to another controller for each element, and if I change the 3rd parm to TRUE, indicating I want the action stopped after the redirect completes the target controller is indeed called, but of course control does not return to my controller processing the array. Also the aforementioned trace looks identical when I set the 3rd parm to TRUE...