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From Alexander Klimetschek <aklim...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: JCR usage scenaria - howto organize content
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:52:21 GMT
Have you read http://wiki.apache.org/jackrabbit/DavidsModel ?

Cheers,
Alex

On 09.06.2012, at 02:24, Günther Schmidt wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> this question isn't specifically Jackrabbit related but more on how to 
> use your JCR, ie. how to organize your data within it.
> 
> I have most of my data now in Jackrabbit now. With data I mean mostly 
> emails and documents (PDFs, docs, images, etc, calendar and work flow 
> will follow later).
> 
> The next step for me is to organize it. Ordering the data merely on a 
> hierarchical basis, ie. "folders" seems wasteful, I could have used a 
> file system for that and all I would have gained by using a JCR would be 
> versioning and automatic full text indexing.
> 
> I want to be able to group related content (documents and emails at the 
> moment) semantically together. At first I had considered using 
> references to "link" related data but a) it seems difficult to implement 
> and b) most of what I read suggests not to use them, or use them sparsely.
> 
> So now I'm thinking about using tags instead, ie. add a multivalued 
> string field and patch it onto an email node or a file node and tag it. 
> This way an email could belong to more than category. Would it be better 
> to create a "taggable" mixin for this instead of a plain property?
> 
> Now the tagging approach of course has some drawbacks too depending on 
> how fine or coarse grained I will eventually use it. If I use it too 
> excessively by slapping too many tags onto a node item or by using too 
> many different tags it will become confusing very soon.
> 
> At the the end of the day when I need to take care of business I want an 
> easy way to have all the relevant data about a case in one place, is the 
> tagging approach a feasible way to go?
> 
> Günther


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