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From Sonja Löhr <>
Subject RE: MenuModel issues
Date Mon, 09 Oct 2006 09:24:22 GMT
Hi, Günther and Steve!

Thank you very much for your tips!

In the meanwhile I played around with the aliasList and it had indeed some
effect - on the starting page at least ;-).

In some document I also found a recommendation that the navigation-rules
also shoult reflect the very same thing, such that I should multiplicate my
navigation-cases for each submenu (most of them were mapped to "*").

 But do you really see any abstraction or even simplification if we specify
view-ids over and over again to get any possible state of the app displaying
the right menu options? Since I'm using Facelets I had subtemplate-specific
menu parts anyway (before trying trinidad), so it is just about the
"selected" style for me.

When I'll have successfully explored all the other interesting components,
I'll return to the menus, perhaps things will have changed completely in the
meanwhile ;-)

As you see in my other post, there is also an issue concerning skinning: The
<tr:panelPage> Menu-Facets use new CSS-selectors whereas with <tr:page> you
get the "old" (??) selectors ... 

Greetings !


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Günther, Thorsten [] 
> Sent: Montag, 9. Oktober 2006 10:07
> To:
> Subject: AW: MenuModel issues
> Hi Sonja,
> I assume the "vanishing" problem you describe is exactly what 
> you need the aliaslist for. The menue model can't know what 
> branch of the tree to open if the current page is not part of 
> the tree. So you give aliases to pages that should not 
> display in any menue but should (keep) open a branch of the tree.
>         <value>/components/page_p1.jspx</value>
>         <value>#{navItem_a2b1.viewId}</value>
> = if /components/page_p1.jspx is displayed show the menue as 
> if element navItem_a2b1 was displayed
> As for global menue: I find that a bit wired too. My solution 
> is to have a hidden (not rendered) element be the root for my 
> logical top-level menue at level 2. Drawback is that the 
> branch containing my top-level menue is left when the user 
> clicks on "help". You have to provide a link on the help-page 
> to allow the user to get back to the main application.
> Regards,
> Thorsten
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Sonja Löhr []
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 8. Oktober 2006 13:04
> An:
> Betreff: MenuModel issues
> Hi, all!
> My first post - on my third day to trinidad.
> I already read that I'm not the only one not understanding 
> the MenuModel
> stuff ...
> My <tr:page> opens a submenu when I click a parent menu 
> element, but if I'm
> going further down in the hierarchy, all submenus vanish again?
> Did someone understand what to do whith that "aliaslist" from the
> example-faces-config?
> And: Why is the "global menu" the root of the model 
> hierarchy? Is there any
> possibility to "start" the hierarcy in, say, the 
> navigation1-facet? There
> are some links I would like to have as "globalMenu", but these are no
> starting points for navigating the hierarchy but merely things like
> "logout", "help", ....
> VERY confusing ....
> Thanks for any hints, suggestions or samples!
> sonja

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