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From Martin Marinschek <martin.marinsc...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Resources for org.apache.myfaces.component.html.ext.* classes
Date Sun, 15 Jan 2006 17:11:16 GMT
I think we should modify the current resource-handler to allow for
serving resources out of the datatable directory as well.

regards,

Martin

On 1/15/06, Claudio Tasso <tassoc@libero.it> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to develop a new feature for  t:dataTable (Tomahawk HtmlDataTable), in order
to add a "detail" for a row.
> My goal is explained in the message below, which is a discussion posted in the users
list between me and Martin Marinschek.
> During the development of this new feature, I'm facing the following problem.
> The HtmlDataTable class (or the HtmlTableRenderer) does not belong to the "org.apache.myfaces.custom"
package, so MyFacesResourceHandler can't be used for loading images or other resources.
> But loading images  used by  the HtmlDataTable is what I want to obtain.
> How do you think I should solve this problem?
> Should I implement another ResourceHandler?
> Or the current MyFacesResourceHandler should be modified?
>
> Thanks a lot for your help.
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Sounds interesting.
>
> I've had this problem before, and did solve it in a non-perfect way.
>
> Essentially, I had to get rid of all columns - rendered out one
> column, and made sure the columns of different rows would align by
> using CSS and did the rest by hand.
>
> I like the idea, though! Maybe you should add a feature request or go
> even further and send us a patch?
>
> regards,
>
> Martin
>
> On 12/26/05, Claudio Tasso <tassoc@libero.it> wrote:
>
> >> Hi,
> >> I'm starting using Tomahawk components and I find them very useful. My
> >> previuous experience dealt with Oracle ADF components, but they are full
> >> of bugs and not flexible.
> >> But there's one feature of ADF table which is very nice.
> >> Inside a datatable it is possible specifying a facet called
> >> "detailStamp". This is an example:
> >>
> >> <af:table value="#{myManagedBean.allEmployees}"
> >>    var="emp">
> >>        <f:facet name="detailStamp">
> >>                <h:outputText value="#{emp.address}"/>
> >>        </f:facet>
> >>        <h:column>
> >>                <f:facet name="header">
> >>                        <h:outputText value="Name"/>
> >>                </f:facet>
> >>                <h:outputText value="#{emp.address}"/>
> >>        </h:column>
> >> </af:table>
> >>
> >>
> >> The result is this: there's a column called "details" which contains a
> >> button, this button shows/hide the detail. Suppose that there are two
> >> rows. The initial state of the rendered table is this:
> >>
> >> <table>
> >>    <tr>
> >>       <th>details</th>
> >>       <th>Name</th>
> >>    </tr>
> >>    <tr>
> >>          <td><a href="SHOW_DETAIL"><img src="show.gif"/></a></td>
> >>          <td>John Smith</td>
> >>    </tr>
> >>    <tr>
> >>          <td><a href="SHOW_DETAIL"><img src="show.gif"/></a></td>
> >>          <td>Ed Ross</td>
> >>    </tr>
> >> </table>
> >>
> >> When the user clicks  on the detail of the first row, a new row is
> >> displayed below the current row, so this is the result:
> >>
> >> <table>
> >>    <tr>
> >>       <th>details</th>
> >>       <th>Name</th>
> >>    </tr>
> >>    <tr>
> >>          <td><a href="HIDE_DETAIL"><img src="hide.gif"/></a></td>
> >>          <td>John Smith</td>
> >>    </tr>
> >>    <tr>
> >>          <td colspan="2">Washington Avenue, Springfield, USA</td>
> >>    </tr>
> >>    <tr>
> >>          <td><a href="SHOW_DETAIL"><img src="show.gif"/></a></td>
> >>          <td>Ed Ross</td>
> >>    </tr>
> >> </table>
> >>
> >>
> >> The idea behind this component can be summurized as follows: every row
> >> in the table can be associated to a detail, which can be visibile or
> >> hidden according to the user action. When the user clicks on the show
> >> button, the content of the facet is displayed as a new ROW under the
> >> current row.
> >>
> >> Now I'm wondering if something similar exists in Tomahawk or Sandbox.
> >> Pheraps, composing the existing components may produce the same result.
> >> If  it doesn't exist, I suppose that implementing it could be very useful.
> >> Please, tell me your opinions.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>


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