[pmwiki-users] wikiform ptv change

edwin marte edwin.marte at leidba.com
Thu Feb 26 05:51:35 CST 2009

Ok, Thanks Jonh.
I am working behind a intranet. Give me a few hours to arrange a Live Link.

I'll get back to you later on


On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 2:14 AM, <john.rankin at affinity.co.nz> wrote:

> > From: edwin marte <edwin.marte at leidba.com>
> > Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] wikiform ptv change
> >
> > I am Re-Posting,
> > Anybody ?
> Sorry for the slow response -- I had a busy few days.
> >>
> >> Another question has come to my mind. We are implementing some searching
> >> mechanism to our wikilist (as Peter Bowers recipes
> >> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/WikiFormsRecipes ). Everything is
> >> working and everything is being done manually. We kind of want to get
> >> some
> >> statics from the wikilist so we want to be able to access 'count' value
> >> as a
> >> ptv if possible.
> >>
> >> The wikiform recipe mentioned that a count value was added (2006), we
> >> imagine that this value is the one shown at the bottom of the wikilits
> >> with
> >> the count of record found.  Is there a way where I can use/pass the
> >> value to
> >> a PTV ? (if no possible already)
> I think I understand exactly why you wish to do this, but cannot see an
> easy way to achieve it. at first glance. The difficulty is that the
> wikilist
> directive has to be evaluated to count how many pages meet the search
> criteria.
> You are correct that this is the count value referenced in the revision
> history for the recipe.
> The best idea I can come up with is a custom (:wikilistcount:) directive
> that does everything (:wikilist:) does except display a list! So we would
> modify the code to check if "count" is specified and if so, empty the
> output buffer before we output the count.
> The alternative (thinking out loud) would be to create a PTV function
> that extracts a (:wikilist:) expression from a page, runs it in a special
> (:wikilistcount:) mode, and have this special mode return just the
> count number.
> However, I don't see how either of these approaches can be made to
> work in conjunction with Peter's searching mechanism, because the
> wikilist doesn't know the search criteria until a searcher submits a
> search form.
> So I think the answer is that if your wikilist directives are static data,
> it *may* be possible, but if they are dynamic based on a searcher
> filling in a form, I am struggling to see a way to do it.
> Is it possible for me to see what you are doing? Maybe I will think
> of something if I see a live example (and maybe not, of course).
> Can you send me a link?
> >>
> >> I apreciate any information you may or anybody else give me in this
> >> matter,
> >>
> >> Our best regards,
> >> Edwin
> >>
> JR
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