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Date14-Jun-2006 17:44:48 EEST
JSPWiki version2.4.x
SubmitterNascif Abousalh-Neto
Idea CategoryMarkupIdea
Idea StatusNewIdea

The idea is to mix the functionality of ZebraTables and GraphBars, to create markup that wraps around a table to "decorate" all the cells in a column. The column could be specified by name or index.

You can use use GraphBars for that, but it has the inconvenient that you have to add the markup to every cell in the column to be decorated.

Keep the cells as "pure" data has the advantage of being able to use plugins to generate them (e.g. InsertPage, InsertAttachment) while deciding on how to present them on the current page. It separates the concerns of data and presentation.

Besides the above mentioned GraphBar (number -> vertical bar) we could also have:

Decorator Arguments Description
ageBar <period,threshold> Like the GraphBar, but provides a graphic display for the difference between the date in the cell and the current date. Could use different colors for dates in the future (e.g. deadlines) and dates in the past (e.g. age of a defect or task)
percentageBar Similar to the ProgressBarPlugin. Cell value is taken as a percentage value, the decoration shows two concatenated bars, one green (percentage completed) and one red (remaining percentage)
icon <page> assumes the page contains image attachments and that the cell value is the name of an attachment. Generates an image like page/cellValue.png
gauge <colors, thresholds maps the value to a color based on the given thresholds. Great for project managers. For example, if the number is a percentage of your project completion, we would have: > 80 green, 20 - 80 yellow, <20 red
translator <translation table or function> maps values, say capitalize the data, or converts numbers to strings: 0->High, 1->Medium, 2->Low.

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