[REBOL] Re: web counter, next-page method?
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 8-Apr-2004 4:59
Hallvard Ystad wrote:
>I see Marten had good answers to this. Look at them first!
>Here's what I do with the RIX (uses MySQL and DocKimbel's mysql-protocol.r): I use LIMIT
in the DB-command, and fetch only, say, the first ten records:
>Bottom of page, I have a "next 10 occurances" link. Click it, and I do
>LIMIT 10, 10
>Which fetches only 10 records, starting at 10.
>Persistent connections / sessions would be better, but I didn't bother using cookies
or figuring out a good way to make session IDs and putting them in the url. Guess this
is easier with FastCGI.
>Was this to any help?
OK, guys, all fine answers. As for DB aproach pov, I think I can manage
it, as I have some db background. Maybe I expressed myself a bit
incorrectly. My "problem" is that of how to visually represent that. As
I already said - I don't do gfx + html. It is done by our gfx folk. I
can fill-in the table with appropriate info, but I was asked what should
designer do to represent "next-page" visually.
- once on first page, you can represent your results as: (1) 2 3 4 ->>
- you click "2", you get - <<-- 1 (2) 3 4 -->
Those page-continuation sections, can have various visual
representations - as e.g. with counter - you can use html only with
clear text, or you can compose it with bitmaps, etc. But there is no
if, then, else
awailable with html. So my question is, what is the
right aproach to build html template for me to just fill in the data.
Maybe the only solution is that designer marks html section where such
section will be placed, and it will be separated in another
few templates I will have to plug-in? As you can see with above example,
it is rather dynamic - when you start, there is no back button, as you
move to (2), there is the back button, once you reach (4), there will be
no forward button, etc.