[Framework-Team] Re: PLIP 244: Portlet management improvements

Tom Lazar lists at tomster.org
Thu Oct 16 23:34:56 UTC 2008


On 17.10.2008, at 00:39, Martin Aspeli wrote:

> I used to think that way, I'm not so sure anymore. Speaking to  
> people about this over the past few months, I've come to realise  
> that our model of thinking that the site root is the "parent" of all  
> content from which things like portlets can inherit if they need to  
> be site-wide is not how people tend to think about it.
>
> I think to most people, the root is the front page and is just a  
> page. You may want some portlets on the front page, or you may want  
> some portlets that are global and show up (almost) everywhere. In  
> our current model, the "workaround" is that you have to be careful  
> to assign portlets to the root and then not block them unduly. This  
> gets unnatural, especially if you have deep or complex content  
> hierarchies.

FWIW i can directly attest to that from an ongoing project. i.e. i  
have some users feeling pain that would (at least partially) go away  
if we had this plip already.

$0.02,

tom




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