Re: [htdig3-dev] Re: Multiple database (patch)

Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] Re: Multiple database (patch)
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Wed Feb 09 2000 - 13:14:31 PST

According to Rajendra Inamdar:
> One of the motivations behind the search_policies attribute was to
> make the user selection persistent over multiple search sessions. If
> the selection is not persistent, it is very likely that the user may
> not notice that something changed. It is not clear if "allow_in_form"
> can be used to achieve similar effect.

Yes, the whole idea behind this attribute is not only to allow certain
attributes to be overridden by input parameters, but also to propagate
these parameters to the follow-up search form and buttons. The only
thing it doesn't do is make a select list out of the attribute.

To do that, you can use build_select_lists. Its whole purpose is to
make select lists out of any input parameter, so that the selected
value is propagated to the follow-up search form.

See for details.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
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