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Item4136: Incomplete documentation of %SEARCH "sort" option

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While trying to get a sorted FormattedSearch working across webs, I found the description in TWiki:TWiki/VarSEARCH:

sort: Sort the results of search by the topic names, topic creation time, last modified time, last editor, or named field of TWikiForms. The sorting is done web by web; if you want to sort across webs, create a formatted table and sort it with TablePlugin's initsort. Note that dates are sorted most recent date last (i.e at the bottom of the table).

On my 4.1.1 install, this seems incomplete, because this search is returned sorted across all webs and not web-by-web:

%SEARCH{"%TOPIC%" web="all,-Trash" scope="text" nonoise="on" order="modified" excludetopic="Web*, *Template" reverse="on" limit="15" format="| [[$web.$topic][$topic]] | $web Web | $date |"}%

The only tricky bit is that the limit is still calculated per web, so you end up with lots of results...

-- TWiki:Main/JosMaccabiani - 25 May 2007

I'm sorry, I must be dreaing frown

This result was just luck.

-- JosMaccabiani - 25 May 2007

Summary Incomplete documentation of %SEARCH "sort" option
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.JosMaccabiani
Codebase 4.1.1
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Fri, 18 May 2007, build 13796
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Topic revision: r1 - 2007-05-25 - TWikiUserMapping_JosMaccabiani
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