Function to read the current search filters?

Is there a way to get the currently applied search filters from the /items/browse.php page?
I know about the item_search_filters() function, but it returns HTML code.
I'd like to get the filters as an array.
Is this possible?


That helper just operates on the list of all the parameters for the request, and you can get that using methods provided by Zend Framework:

$params = Zend_Controller_Front::getInstance()->getRequest()->getParams();

The parameters will also get passed to you automatically if you're using one of the "browse" filters or hooks.

Thanks John!
This is exactly what I need.