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RFC: History Page?
Squishdot Posted by danda on Friday January 21, 03:19AM, 2000
from the old-stuff-is-worth-reading-too dept.
Sorry if this is a FAQ. I notice that old articles scroll of the main page and the only to find them again seems to be via the search mechanism. Yes, there is an "Old Items" module on the right, but it only has the past few days. It would be great if the title of that module were linked to another page with history. Preferably indexed by day, month, year, etc.

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    Re: RFC: History Page?
    by Butch Landingin on Saturday January 22, 11:29AM, 2000
    To make a page that lists everything is easy -- you could even sort it by date and make it list only an X number of articles at a time (with previous and next links for navigation).

    Bruce Perens, I think will be doing this with the Technocrat's content for the entire past year.

    Having it displayed indexed by month and year is much more difficult, if not impossible, because the articles are not indexed by date.

    Try creating a DTML method that displayed something like this:

    <ul>
    <dtml-in postingValues>
    <li><a href="&dtml-absolute_url"><dtml-var title></a>
    </dtml-in>
    </ul>


    Warning: I haven't tested the code above. YMMV.

    HTH.

    --Butch
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    • Re: RFC: History Page?
      by dstar on Sunday January 30, 06:40PM, 2000
      Hmm. Would it be possible to have the month and year indexes be the result of a search? I've only been playing with Zope and Squishdot for a couple of days, so maybe this is a stupid question...

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    • Re: RFC: History Page?
      by Julz on Tuesday February 01, 05:50AM, 2000
      <a href="&dtml-absolute_url">

      This piece of syntax doesn't work for me (it displays literally that string as the HREF), but using dtml-var syntax works.

      The absolute URL property always appears to refer to the URL of the group as a whole, not the individual posting.

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      • Re: RFC: History Page?
        by Julz on Tuesday February 01, 06:02AM, 2000
        Always it's just five minutes more work for the answer...

        Add /<dtml-var id> to the URL string above to link directly to each message. This is exactly what I was looking for...

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    Re: RFC: History Page?
    by deekayen on Monday January 24, 05:02AM, 2000
    I think that could pretty easily be done with a MySQL/PHP3 combo. I'll add that to my list of stuff to do for my PHP ./ port.
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    • Re: RFC: History Page?
      by Butch Landingin on Monday January 24, 09:29PM, 2000
      Of course, you're assuming that the data is written out to a MySQL database (its not. The data is stored in Zope's object database.)

      --Butch

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