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From Henri Yandell <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject Re: Trail taglib
Date Sat, 06 Mar 2004 21:51:08 GMT

By the way, the only other similar taglib I can see is the Coldbeans
Breadcrumbs tagilb which is much simpler and merely offers a typed way to
specify a static-breadcrumbs trail. I did rename the taglib from
breadcrumbs to trail though to avoid any meme clash.

Hen

On Sat, 6 Mar 2004, Henri Yandell wrote:

>
> Have just written a new taglib for creating dynamic breadcrumbs called
> Trail taglib. [Many thanks to Craig/Struts list for helping with queries].
>
> Basic approach is that pages push themselves onto a trail-stack, and
> a normalized version is maintained for showing on a page. ie)
>
> <trail:push label="List Categories"/> <!-- optional uri attribute -->
> <trail:list delimiter=" -&gt; "/><br/>
>
> In addition to the normalized user version, a full trail is also
> maintained, which could be emailed or stored instead of access logs on
> session expiry.
>
> Normalization occurs whenever an element is repeated in a trail, its
> http-referer is repeated in a trail [ie sneaky users used the back button]
> or possibly when the trail:pop tag is used, though I've not had a need to
> use that yet.
>
> Anyway, I've two options:
>
> 1) Release on OsJava and offer to Jakarta Taglibs later.
> 2) Put in the Jakarta Taglibs sandbox.
>
> Any views?
>
> Hen
>
>
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