I have read many posts on different problems obtaining the $node nid. If you are on a node, in the view state, is there any way to get the current nodes nid? I see it in the URL, is there a way to get it from there?
This strikes me as overly difficult to load/find the current node's nid. Seems like there should just be some global object like the user object. Knowing the current node id is huge!, from there seems like you could do anything.
Any pointers? Thanks for your thoughts.