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From David Sean Taylor <da...@bluesunrise.com>
Subject Re: [J2] Menu implementation
Date Fri, 25 Jun 2004 18:26:05 GMT

On Jun 24, 2004, at 2:06 AM, Grinshtein, Artem wrote:

> Hello,
> the concept of folders and pages is great!
> I'm not sure I completely understand need of a menu decorator and a 
> folder configuration.
> I think, menu can be implemented as jetspeed-specific portlet that 
> uses a "PageAndFolderService" to find Folder elements for current 
> page.
> The folder configuration can be obtained from the portlet preferences.

+1 on the service (component), although we already have a Profiler and 
PageManager service
Perhaps PageAndFolderService is really a combination of the Profiler 
and the PageManager, with some enhancements
The profiler now has an API to search over pages, I think it could be 
extended to support Folders

> The advantage of this is that we don't mix structure and presentation 
> of folders, we keep psml simple, it's easy to develop new types of 
> menu (it's ~only~ a portlet), position of the menu on the page can be 
> changed (using Customizer) and the menu can be configured using edit 
> mode of the portlet.
I like the idea of menu portlets, I started designing a prototype in J1 
with menus + forwards, but never completed it

I also like the Scott's concept of folders automatically having menus 
of sub contents, with no customization required
Very powerful concept since the user gets a lot of built-in navigation 
without an effort
I think we should concentrate on implementing this first, although Im 
not opposed to menu portlets

Preferences can be stored to save a user's (or default) preferences for 
menu ordering, hiding, links etc

David Sean Taylor
Bluesunrise Software
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