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From Randy Watler <wat...@wispertel.net>
Subject Declarative or Modal Page Layout Navigation?
Date Fri, 18 Feb 2005 00:15:02 GMT

David and I have been discussing potential options to the current 
profiler/page-manager generated page layout navigations. While what we 
have seems to be fairly powerful and flexible, it also seems to be too 
complex and/or scalable for use by many users. It often raises questions 
on the lists and certainly does not seem self documenting!

We have discussed implementing a declarative navigation definition, 
(i.e. J1 menus), that could be specified globally or at the folder 
level. We have also pondered some modal configuration settings/hints to 
the existing solution that correspond to different navigational styles, 
(i.e. relative forward/back navigation as we currently have, constant 
navigation elements that reflect the physical folder structures, logical 
view specifications like document sets, etc.). Obviously, changes to 
support these different modes would also involve modifications to the 
various velocity layout templates. Related efforts might include support 
for javascript pull down menus or other portal navigation interfaces.

I would like to get input from the team on whether it is time to 
consider such an effort and indeed what the effort should look like and 
include. Any and all input will be appreciated!



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