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From Ate Douma <...@douma.nu>
Subject Re: [J2] Menu implementation
Date Wed, 23 Jun 2004 15:40:51 GMT


David Sean Taylor wrote:

> 
> On Jun 22, 2004, at 10:58 AM, Ate Douma wrote:
> 
>>
>> *Page Decorator*
>> A Page Decorator renders the border (including header and footer) and 
>> possibly one or more menus around the Page content
>> as well as the layout of the Fragments output from a Page (e.g. column 
>> or row wise, single/maximized).
>> Menu rendering (if supported) is delegated by the Page Decorator to a 
>> Menu Decorator. If more than one menu is supported
>> a Menu Decorator must be defined for each. Also, explicitly 
>> suppressing the rendering of one or more menus must be
>> possible.
>>
>>
>> *Page Decoration* (or skin)
>> A Page Decoration supplies a css style and optionally image references 
>> to be used by a Page Decorator.
>> Furthermore, a Page Decoration can supply default css styles and 
>> optionally image references to be used by Menu
>> Decorators and Portlet Decorators.
>>
> The terms "Decorator" and "Decoration" are very close and may lead to 
> confusion
They are already used and described in design doc "j2 Layout and decorator handling.pdf"
which you co-authored :-)

But if you have better alternatives please let us know.

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