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From Benjamin Dixon <>
Subject Re: Conditional ESQL?
Date Sat, 09 Dec 2000 06:17:44 GMT

Once again I post too soon! Thank you <xsp:content></xsp:content>.
Let me take this opportunity to say Cocoon is by far the coolest web-dev
product I've ever used! Talk about flexibility!


On Sat, 9 Dec 2000, Benjamin Dixon wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have an XSP search page that I want to use for multiple output pages (ie
> I might list results on one page, then have drilldown info on another).
> So I've got a stylesheet that selects the appropriate stylesheet to use
> based on a request parameter but my search returns much more information
> to, say the listing page, than is necessary but information that is
> important to the drilldown page that has a summary of the selection etc.
> So my question is, is it possible in XSP and ESQL to limit the outputs
> dynamically? For example:
> I select this, that, and theOther from some table.
> Listings Page only requires this and that 
> Drilldown Page requires this, that, and theOther.
> I don't mind the database selecting too much (because I gain a lot of
> flexibility) I would like to eliminate the overhead of the listings page
> parsing more than is necessary since, in my application, it uses FAR less
> information than is given to it. Is there some construct to do this? More
> generally, is there any comprehensive ESQL documentation on the web
> anywhere?
> Ben
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