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Hi All,

One of the principles of User Experience Modelling is to develop a navigation map (Nav Map), which details how the user will travel from one page to another (usually in UML diagram).

From what I have read on JSF, it would seem that we can now take this Nav Map and directly convert the details from the map into an XML file for the application, which will detail how the application allow the user to navigate through the site. is this how JSF page navigation works?

Would it be possible to maintain changes to the NavMap model with a simple change to an XML file - and thus have the application change its navigation system to match the model? Is it really that simple?

Many thanks,

Fintan
 
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Originally posted by Fintan Conway:
Hi All,

One of the principles of User Experience Modelling is to develop a navigation map (Nav Map), which details how the user will travel from one page to another (usually in UML diagram).

From what I have read on JSF, it would seem that we can now take this Nav Map and directly convert the details from the map into an XML file for the application, which will detail how the application allow the user to navigate through the site. is this how JSF page navigation works?

Would it be possible to maintain changes to the NavMap model with a simple change to an XML file - and thus have the application change its navigation system to match the model? Is it really that simple?

Many thanks,

Fintan



It's that simple, yes. The JSF navigation rules map a symbolic event handling result ("outcome") to which page ("JSF view") to display, with a few optional criteria. I describe this in detail in the book.
 
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