[pmwiki-users] pagelist extension - experimental

Sameer Kumar sameerkumar at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 18:14:32 CDT 2009

2009/3/16 Peter Bowers <pbowers at pobox.com>

> I'm interested in people's thoughts on this extension to pagelists.  It's
> purely experimental right now and requires a slight change (a single
> character) to a core script, so it's not too useful right now, but I thought
> I'd see what interest there was.
> Basically the idea is to allow page selection criteria to be placed within
> parentheses inside the (:pagelist ... :) markup.  Those parentheses can then
> be combined with intersection, union, and difference operators
> intersection: (:pagelist (name=Foo)+(group=Bar) order=name fmt=#simple:)
> union: (:pagelist (name=Foo),(group=Bar) order=name fmt=#simple:)
> difference: (:pagelist (name=Foo)-(group=Bar) order=name fmt=#simple:)
> In light of the recent discussions on the link=x limitations, this
> extension could really make a difference there...  Basically it gives you
> the capability of combining multiple pagelists into a single sorted &
> formatted pagelist.
> There's a proof-of-concept page (i.e., pre-experimental) at
> http://pmwiki.qdk.org/pmwiki.php/PageListPlus/PageList.  Feel free to
> treat that page or other pages in that group as a sandbox to play with the
> idea...
> -Peter

This looks great, Peter. It would surely answer my problem. As I see it,
such a feature would allow a much finer filtering of pages using categories,
almost as if they were page text variables. The pagelist function starts
acting like SQL! Pretty cool!

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