akh_selrecent is a modified (and seperate) version of txp:recent_articles. it outputs exactly the same information (list of recent entries) as the existing txp:recent_articles, except in the form of a dropdown list.
It takes the same attributes as txp:recent_articles (except for br), so: label, limit, wraptag, category, sortby, and sortdir.
akh_selrecent was coded for textpattern gamma 1.18a, but should be compatible with 1.19 and 1.0rc1.
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