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Sort criteria in Search Request

From: Ian Ibbotson <ian.ibbotson@k-int.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 11:47:14 +0100
To: <www-zig@w3c.org>
Message-Id: <01082511471400.17539@www.k-int.com>
Hi All.

I'm wondering if there has been any previous discussion covering the 
possibility of including sort crtiteria within a search request? I'm 
getting a lot of requests at the moment to provide a mechanism in the java 
toolkit for programmers to be able to send sort criteria along with the 
initial search request. I guess much of this is down to the fact that people 
naturally expect to be able to do something akin to "Select x from y order by 
z" as a one-shot operation. I've started to code around this at the API 
level, immediately sending a sort after the search response arrives, but it's 
a bit clunky. 

Any thoughts? I'm more than happy to write something a little more detailed 
(Seems not to be too compilcated at first sight) but wondering what the 
general consensus out there is?


Ian Ibbotson
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