corporate win--their requirements
myk at mozilla.org
Sat Sep 28 18:28:30 UTC 2002
Bradley Baetz wrote:
>product views could just be treated as a 'format', or something.
But remember that user views intersect with product views, creating
potentially XxY formats. I think we need a more sophisticated approach,
like perhaps product-specific and user-specific lists of fields to
display along, the union of which comprises the fields we want on the
form, along with some means of choosing from several different basic
layouts (maybe this can be made role-specific).
>At the moment, the answer is 'with great difficultly'. Thats not going to
>change for a while, though.
Would we take a hacky implementation (f.e. branching conditionals around
database-specific queries) in the meantime?
>>Third Level of Categorization (sub-component)
>If someone can come up with a UI, I'd prefer 'infinite level'. Since all
>components are unique ids anyway, if you kow the component, then you know
>the component's parent, and so on.
I thought so too at one point. Now I'm not so sure, since the
implementation complexity of n-level systems increases greatly, while
the utility of fourth and subsequent levels drops at the same high rate.
Presumably they have some problem with regressions they want to get a
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