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I am still debating on two aspects of this plugin:

  • Syntax: Should the search syntax be more flexible, maybe similar to that in DBCacheContrib? This would imply that we were to use a single search parameter, e.g., ... search="owner='TWikiGuest'" ...
  • Formatting capabilities: Should we provide various formatting directives along the lines of FormQueryPlugin, or should the formatting be very specific to a Trac data base. E.g., Should the 'description' field always have newlines converted to %BR%, or should this be a general purpose capability that could be applied to any field (or not)?

-- ThomasWeigert - 04 Aug 2008

Thomas, I wonder if the 'right' search syntax is more in line with the QuerySearch syntax - which Crawford developed after learning quite a bit from the DBCacheContrib system.

-- SvenDowideit - 05 Aug 2008

Thanks. I was not familiar with that... will check...

[Later] Yes, you are right. Given that this is in TWiki now, it makes sense to try to reuse this syntax whereever feasible. In fact, it is very close to the syntax of the DBCacheContrib... only minor changes... not sure though why CC refers to it as "SQL-like" in the referenced docu....

-- ThomasWeigert - 05 Aug 2008

An enhanced release has been uploaded...

-- ThomasWeigert - 10 Aug 2008

Thank you Thomas for contributing this plugin to the TWikiCommunity! This plugin is a good fit for the TWikiMission.

I made some changes to the plugin topic, please feel free to take that into the next release:

  • Don't link to oneself
  • Added TOC
  • Fixes is heading level
  • Short and descriptive SHORTDESCRIPTION
  • Added rows to info table: Copyright, license, TWiki dependency, benchmarks (would be nice to measure and document)

Don't forget to tag (and tag vote) the plugin topic.

-- PeterThoeny - 17 Aug 2008

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