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From "Carsten Ziegeler" <cziege...@s-und-n.de>
Subject RE: Cocoon Portal - Tabbed layout and Radio integration
Date Mon, 06 May 2002 08:28:27 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Homeijer [mailto:M.Homeijer@devote.nl]
> Sent: Monday, May 06, 2002 8:49 AM
> To: 'cocoon-users@xml.apache.org'
> Subject: RE: Cocoon Portal - Tabbed layout and Radio integration
>
>
> IMHO the problem with most portal layout's is that if you have multiple
> "portlets" open and one is changed, the complete page has to be refreshed.
> Depending on the functionality and the possibility of caching, this can be
> very time consuming.
>
> Gartner had a site that solved this by having portlets in a single "layer"
> (I am not a HTML expert, but I think this is what it's called). It looked
> great, all portlets could be dragged to the location at which you want to
> have them and they really looked like child windows.
>
> Did you ever look at a layout like this to use in Cocoon? (I am sorry I
> cannot find a link with a sample, it was one of the customizable gartner
> sites you have to login to. Maybe some one knows what I mean).
>
I'm not that HTML, DHTML or javascript expert but the portal is transformed
by a stylesheet into HTML, so you can add there any HTML,javascript etc.
directives you want.
AFAIK it is possible to perform many operations on the client-site,
like minimizing or rearranging the pieces of information. But at some
time the server needs this information in order to update the profile
on the server and save it persistent.
The current portal demo was designed without the need of javascript (apart
from the logout) as many customers want plain HTML, so this is the way
it is now. But I should be no problem for an HTML expert to change
this.


Carsten

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