[Zope] Sorting mod.time with dtml-in?

Nils Kassube nika@kassube.de
Mon, 7 May 2001 15:56:05 +0200

* Dieter Maurer <dieter@handshake.de> [2001-05-04 20:32]:
> With "sort" your sort specification is constant.
> You can say, sort first according to "time" then to "id".
> But you cannot say, sort according to the field name currently
> held in variable "sort_by". This is necessary for such
> nice "sort" features found wide spread: click on a column
> head and the content is sorted with respect to this column...
> You would use "sort_expr=sort_by" for this.

Well, you _can_ do this only using the "sort" attribute. I think a lot
of folks do it the hard way, not the smart way you described, because of
page 74 in the Zope Book's PDF file (Chapter 5, the File Library