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Hi there,

I think this is a simple question but I just can't figure it out as I am new to cgi.

I have seen the code for the Yahoo template mod but that mod is having very limited link for the "inside" or "special" link in the template.def. I wish to have those links it in the links.db.

I have added a field in my link.def for "inside". My site also provides inside comprehensive content in addition to website link added to my database. Thus if it is my own link, I will mark the "inside" as "Yes".

The problem is how can I get this done in the building of the category.html page.

I want the links mark with "Yes" for the "inside" field to be printed first and then the rest of the link but with a horizontal link separating them. Not the sorting problem.


.......
Inside Content

Title
Description
URL

Title
Description
Url

________________________________________________________
WWW Site

Title
Description
Url

Title
Description
Url

........

I know I have to change the code in the db_util.pl (sub build_sorthit) or the nph_build.cgi (sub build_category_pages).

I have added in the link.def

# Field Number of some important fields. The number is from %db_def above
# where the first field equals 0.
$db_inside = 8;

and tried changing this in the sub build_category_pages of nph_build.cgi

for ($i = 0; $i < $build_links_per_page; $i++) {
%tmp = &array_to_hash ($i, @{$links{$cat}});
$links .= &site_html_link (%tmp);

to

for ($i = 0; $i < $build_links_per_page; $i++) {
%tmp = &array_to_hash ($i, @{$links{$cat}});
if ($db_inside eq "Yes") {
$links .= "<h4>Inside Content</h4>\n";
$links .= &site_html_link (%tmp);
$links .= "<hr size=1 noshade>\n";
}
else {
$links .= "<h4>WWW Site</h4>\n";
$links .= &site_html_link (%tmp);
}


but all the link irregardless whether it is "Yes" or "No" is build as follows:

WWW Site

Title
Description
URL

WWW Site

Title
Description
Url

......

Any advice and help is much appreciated. Thank you in advance. Frown

Subject Author Views Date
Post Special link output janetlee 619 Feb 11, 2001, 9:30 PM