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Bug 8802 - Custom format
Custom format
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Semantic MediaWiki (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: patch, patch-need-review
Depends on: 8828
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Reported: 2007-01-28 07:39 UTC by Emilien ARNAUD
Modified: 2007-03-24 17:44 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

The patch to include this feature (2.94 KB, patch)
2007-01-28 08:28 UTC, Emilien ARNAUD
The new version (0.2) of this patch wich generates automatically query links (3.63 KB, patch)
2007-01-30 09:48 UTC, Emilien ARNAUD

Description Emilien ARNAUD 2007-01-28 07:39:18 UTC
It would be interessting to have the possibility to enter a "custom format".

Something like <ask format="custom" myformat="$0 ($1) [[$2]]">...</ask>.

It would give more flexibility to the extension :)


P.S. I'm on it. I would send a patch when functionnal
Comment 1 Emilien ARNAUD 2007-01-28 08:28:02 UTC
Created attachment 3151 [details]
The patch to include this feature

To test it make a ask this form: <ask format="custom" myformat="%0
(%1)">...</ask> where %0, %1, ..., %X are the "fields" where to put values
Comment 2 Emilien ARNAUD 2007-01-30 09:35:07 UTC
I changed things:

The custom format is in fact used to generate a "complex search link":

I've got a list of year and a list of university. Each student is classified in
a year and in a university.

I would like, on each year page, a list of search link that can make a cross
search. Search queries would be in form like: "[[User:+]] [[Year::Year:MYYEAR]]

The major problem was to generate all of this links... That's why I used this
new custom Query Printer...

Now the syntax is:

<ask format="custom" myformat="THE QUERY TEMPLATE" mylabel="The label

Exemple, in the year template (which its name is passed as argument 1):
<ask format="custom" myformat="[[User:+]] [[Year::Year:{{{1}}}]]
[[University::University:%0]]" mylabel="Search students in {{{1}}} in university

would produce:

In the D1 year, if it exists 3 universities:
* [[User:+]] [[Year::Year:D1]] [[University::University:University1]]
* [[User:+]] [[Year::Year:D1]] [[University::University:University2]]
* [[User:+]] [[Year::Year:D1]] [[University::University:University3]]

What's the main feature ? If you later add a new university in the "University:"
namespace, all years would have a 4th link to make cross search.

Technically , I had to change the parser because the template arguments
"{{{1}}}" were not replaced in the <ask ...> hook. Then, I unstriped on each
call of template.

I think it's quite functionnal. Please review my code... It improves SMW and
make it capable to create easily database with no configuration ...
Comment 3 Emilien ARNAUD 2007-01-30 09:48:11 UTC
Created attachment 3160 [details]
The new version (0.2) of this patch wich generates automatically query links

The patch to activate it on SMW. See #8828 on how to hack MediaWiki to activate
parameters passed to hooks
Comment 4 Markus Krötzsch 2007-03-24 17:44:14 UTC
This has now been implemented in the new format="template" which is very similar
to what was suggested above. It takes one parameter template="ArticleName" that
allows you to provide a template. This template gets the query outputs for each
result "row" as numbered parameters and can format them in any way (including
advanced ways based on the parser-hook extension). 

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