[pmwiki-users] categories in pagelist

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Apr 2 12:29:23 CDT 2007

On Mon, Apr 02, 2007 at 04:35:38PM +0000, J. Meijer wrote:
>    On 4/1/07, Petko Yotov <5ko at free.fr> wrote:
>      Currently we can not search for more than one page in the "link="
>      parameter,
>      so in the third example "link=Cat1,Cat2" is just ignored. It would be
>      really
>      nice though, Patrick, if that became possible (also with
>      negatives "link=Cat1,-Cat2").

Just checking...  do you want "link=Cat1,Cat2" to mean "all pages with 
links to either Cat1 or Cat2" or "all pages with links to both Cat1 and Cat2"?

>    Petko, you can have multiple links matched in pagelists, if you're willing
>    to patch function PageListTermsTargets() in pagelist.php:
>    [...]
>          if (@$opt['link']) { #!# JM-mod
>            if(!is_array($opt['link']))
>              $opt['link']=explode(',',$opt['link']);
>            $link=array();
>            foreach($opt['link'] as $l) {
>              $link[] = MakePageName($pn, $l);
>              $indexterms[] = " $l ";
>            }
>            $opt['=linkp'][] = "/(^|,)".implode('|',$link)."(,|$)/i";
>          }
>    I believe this can be turned into a recipy after recent pagelist.php
>    refactorings.

The above code won't work, as $opt['=linkp'] cannot be an array.
Putting it as an array causes lots of "preg_match() expects parameter 1
to be a string" errors from PHP.

Removing the [] from the last line somewhat works -- but the code
above displays only those pages with links to both Cat1 and Cat2 to be 
displayed.  See the example using the above code (after fixing the [] error) 


So, if the intent is to find pages that are in all of the link= targets
(i.e., the intersection and not the union), then the above will probably
work for that.  However, I know a lot of people will expect or want
"link=Cat1,Cat2" to display pages having either Cat1 or Cat2 as targets.

>    I hope no recipy is need, but that this instead gets included into pmwiki.

I'm planning to include this capability at some point, but I also want
to be able to handle negatives and wildcards.  There's also the issue
that it needs to remain somewhat quick, which requires refactoring
the pageindex a bit (which is why the patch proposed above gives the
intersection instead of the union).


More information about the pmwiki-users mailing list