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Re: Items ordered by description
- Subject: Re: Items ordered by description
- From: Stroller <..hidden..>
- Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 19:11:19 +0000
On 19 Jan 2010, at 07:13, David Godfrey wrote:
This is a nice way to achieve the result, but personally I think a
better solution would be to sort the SQL Query result before the
page is displayed.
Wikipedia offers sortable tables, such as the two in this article:
If you click on the little icon to the right of the column header
you will see the sort performed.
This is easier, and can be made a system default easily.
Also it will work even if Java is not available!
If desired the headers could be made clickable to allow changing the
sort order at time of display,
but I suspect it is really something that would be set as a default
and rarely changed.
I'm inclined to think that the best answer is to offer *both* options
propose (before submitting the query) could be hidden.
many many websites that most people visit every day, and it's what
allows Google Maps to offer its in-browser interactivity.
The interface of LedgerSMB seems almost 1990s by comparison (ok... but
pre-2003, at least) and this kind of sorting would make it sleeker and
help gain acceptance. It is quite frustrating to sell the client on a
perfectly suitable open-source solution, only to have them look
askance at you because it doesn't look pretty enough.