[pmwiki-users] pagelist range problem

Martin Fick mogulguy at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 30 16:01:09 CST 2006

--- "Patrick R. Michaud" <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 03:22:08PM -0700, Brent Zupp
> wrote:
> > I'd like to break up pagelist results into
> multiple pages instead of
> > one long page. So the first page I'd like to list
> entries 1 to 10; on
> > the second page entries 11 to 20; and so on.
> > 
> > Does anyone know an easy way to do that?
> I don't know of a generic, easy way to do it with
> pagelist templates.  I know of ways that will work
> limited contexts (i.e., if the pagelist template 
> isn't doing any filtering of the results).

Yeah, I actually prototyped some stuff for this (by
creating a skip argument to pagelists) a while ago and
did not really like the results.  It is a tricky issue
and it seems like there has to be a better way.  

You can see my ugly prototype here:
I thinkt that I mentioned in a previous email that I
would need to be able to do math on a wiki page for
this to be more generic.  Maybe instead we could come
up with some special pagelist variables that would
have the numbers already calculated for us?  Something
like {$$nextpagecount} {$$prevpagecount}.  I really
haven't thought about this much though, so I don't
even know if this makes sense.

With java I used to use the DisplayTable tag which had
powerfull paging abilities, but even it did not get
things quite right.  It still felt like a hack.  It's
not an easy problem.


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