[pmwiki-users] PagelistTemplate format invoked from search action
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Sat Jun 3 11:43:32 CDT 2006
On Sat, Jun 03, 2006 at 11:21:59AM -0400, Pico wrote:
> I'm playing around with PageListTemplates that iterate over the
> $LastModifiedBy variable. They work fine when invoked from a pagelist
> directive, but time out when I try to invoke it from a link with a
> search action. See Test/PagesLastModifiedByYou.
> Question 1
> In terms of processing, is a pagelist directive more efficient than a
> search action, or is there some difference between the way these are
> processed that could account for the time outs that I am experiencing
> with a search action, but not with a page list?
Ah, I figured it out. There's not a difference between search and
pagelist -- the url for the action=search version has a subtle flaw
> Here is the background:
> 1. The PageListTemplate is contained in the same page that is calling
> the directive
> 2. The pagelist directive is stated as follows: (:pagelist
> 3. The search action is stated as:
> 4. The resulting url appears as:
Note that the url ends in #lastmodbyauthor, the browser sees this
as a page fragment identifier and so it's not sent to PmWiki.
Thus, what PmWiki receives in the url request is just
which says to use the entire [Page] as the pagelist template.
Since that page happens to contain a nested (:pagelist:) directive
in it, the script will run until it either runs out of memory or
otherwise times out.
The correct url would be
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