apologies if i overwhelmed people with the issues i was having. i should
have probably dealt it out in smaller chunks. but, if anyone can help out
with even just 1 of the 5 problems below, then i would very much appreciate

heartful of thanks in advance. ;)

best regards, tav

----- Original Message -----
From: "tav" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 11:10 AM
Subject: [Zope] page properties (part II)

> apologies for the delay with the site, to anyone who was expecting it, i
> some "real life" issues to deal with :/ which, i have now managed to deal
> with for the time being, and got back to dear zope. i worked away at it
> nite, and ended up with a handful of problems, which i am hoping someone
> will be able to solve ;)
> (1)  following up from last time
> i thought it would be more functional if the user could define the
> and a pagetopic (section) and press enter, when the user does this, it
> the info to a dtml document, which puts the page(pagename) into
> managed_mode, and i would also like to now set the pagetopic as a new
> property... page_topic
> atm, the code looks like this...
> ------
> <dtml-with "_.getitem(pagename,0)">
> <dtml-call "manage_changeProperties(managed_mode=1)">
> </dtml-with>
> ------
> but, i have no idea how i would get the second pagetopic passed along, and
> set as a new property on whatever page, pagename is
> (2) sorting by two values
> i wa trying to sort through all the pages, and display the 10 most
> changed ones which have page_status set to approved.
> ------
> <dtml-in "aq_parent.objectValues(spec='ZWiki Page')" size="10"
> sort="bobobase_modification_time" reverse>
> <dtml-if "page_status == 'approved'">
> <a href="&dtml.url_quote-id;" class="alt"><dtml-var id></a><p>
> </dtml-if>
> </dtml-in>
> ------
> i came close with the above code, however, it sorts out the 10 most recent
> pages first, and then 'filters' and displays the ones which have approved
> status. whereas i want 10 approved pages :(
> (3) search
> how would i create a page that allowed people to search a host of pages by
> specific properties, e.g. page_status or page_name?
> - so, user selects property from a drop-down list and types in what he is
> searching for into a text field, and presses search.....
> - perhaps even search by time? e.g. person says, only display pages
> in the last [person enters value here] days
> - and of course, search by time when last edited. person enters start
> and end time, and all pages last edited within that time frame are shown
> - would it be possible for someone to search on two criteria? say
> and time last changed?
> (4) these questions related to PTK (i am running the latest CVS version)
> - the /Members/membername section seems to be fucked ): going there
> tells me that the object cant be found. digging through the PTK-list, i
> found out that /Members/membername/index_html/index_html works, but that
> one damned nuisance
> it works nicely on zope.org, so i am hoping that there is a workaround for
> it ;)
> - i would like to also limit what users can upload to 100kb. any way of
> doing this?
> (5) imo, this is the hardest of what i want to do
> in the root folder of the site, i have 3 "boxes" (box1, box2, box3 ;),
> are all dtml documents. each of those boxes have a corresponding, simple
> dtml document: color1, color2, and color3
> i also have a dtml document called featurepage, which looks like:
> ------
> <tr><td bgcolor=<dtml-var color1>>
>   <dtml-var box1>
> </td></tr>
> <tr><td bgcolor=<dtml-var color2>>
>   <dtml-var box2>
> </td></tr>
> <tr><td bgcolor=<dtml-var color3>>
>   <dtml-var box3>
> </td></tr>
> ------
> now, what i would like to do is, when user signs up (this uses PTK's
> system), featurepage is copied over to the user's directory
> /Members/username
> again, i notice that zope.org copies over a zwiki folder... so this must
> possible. also, if possible, i would like to customise the user's
> index_html, which i dont seem to be able to do atm :/
> anyways, once the featurepage is copied over, i would like to let the user
> do two things
> (1) tick which boxes they want to show
> (2) define which order they want the boxes they have chosen to appear...
> (3) define the different colors for the boxes that they have chosen
> letting a person do all this through a webpage "seems" to be possible,
> dont know how :/
> apologies in advance for such a long list of problems. i have spent many
> sleepless nites trying to work them all out. managed to solve half the
> problems, but the above are beyond me ):
> thanks in advance for any help
> --
> best regards, tav
> ps, with PTK, is there any way to copy a certain file/fodler into the
> Members/username section of each member who has already registered? or
> this have to be done *shudder* manually?
> pps, with the PTK, is there any way to change the user's roles, e.g. add
> Reviewer role to Member, without altering the password? thanks

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