That's great news, and I think your instincts are correct - I think the only other thing that's missing is a special property called something like "Has display property", to specify the additional properties being displayed.

-Yaron


On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Dave Loomer <dloomer@gmail.com> wrote:
I brought up a similar request on this list recently ("Semantic
Drilldown questions / feature requests") and plan to give a shot at
implementing it myself, and coincidentally this is the week I was
planning to start my attempt.  No promises on it succeeding, but I
will try.  I want to run my thoughts on the implementation by the
group first, though.

We already have a pattern for something similar in the formatting of
results from an {{#ask}} query, namely in specifying the "format" and
"template" arguments.  Then of course you can display your results in
any of the SRF formats, or as an ordered list or your own template or
whatever, and optionally specify a template for the display of each
individual result.  So I'm thinking that in the category definition
page, much like we have a [[has filter::MyFilter]] property specifier
in the body text, we could add additional properties such as [[has
format::]] and [[has template::]].  The result is that you could use
any of the SRF formats, even a calendar or timeline, for output just
like in the {{#ask}} query syntax.

I've barely seen the code, although I did do some digging around SD
the other week, and I imagine this could turn out to be extremely
difficult depending on how tightly coupled the existing presentation
code is with the rest of the SD implementation.  So I have no idea
where this is leading me.  Probably good to at least start the
discussion, regardless of whether I end up being the one to implement
it.


On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 8:30 AM, Dan Bolser <dan.bolser@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/3/15 Yaron Koren <yaron57@gmail.com>:
>> Semantic Drilldown doesn't support setting the display of results to
>> anything but a category-style list of page names at the moment.
>
> This seems like a natural thing for the user to want to do, as the
> data type and semantic of the properties guides the decision of how
> best to display / navigate the data. When I asked about the display of
> category pages in a category in MediaWiki, I got the impression that
> the code to produce that output was too 'deep' to make adding a simple
> magic word to tweak it very easy.
>
>
>> -Yaron
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 11:35 PM, Dan Bolser <dan.bolser@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Sorry if this has come up before, but I was thinking it would be
>>> really nice to change the 'results format' of Special:SearchByProperty
>>> depending on the property type.
>>>
>>> Can I achieve this kind of behaviour using semantic drilldown?
>>>
>>>
>>> This is something I always wanted for categories in MW in general,
>>> i.e. how many pages should this category display? How many 'index
>>> characters' should the category use in its sub-headings. In theory
>>> these settings could be defined by magic words in the category page.
>>>
>>> Thanks for any info,
>>>
>>> Dan.
>>>
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