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markboyd
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Pinned topic Web Site Navigation feature in RAD 8.5 - is there an alternative?

‏2012-08-23T21:34:26Z |
With RAD V8.5, the Web Site Navigation capability has been removed. Is there an alternative? Is there a way to convert my Web site that is based on that technology to something that is supported?

Thanks.
Updated on 2012-12-29T00:05:46Z at 2012-12-29T00:05:46Z by SystemAdmin
  • browe
    browe
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    Re: Web Site Navigation feature in RAD 8.5 - is there an alternative?

    ‏2012-08-24T04:06:22Z  
    Hi,

    The only option really is to use the 7.5.5.x product or the 8.0.4.x product. That feature is fully supported there.

    Out of curiosity, how are you using Web Site Designer? Is this for a productions web site, and if so, is it public so you could you post a URL?

    Thanks
    Billy
  • wwxu
    wwxu
    13 Posts

    Re: Web Site Navigation feature in RAD 8.5 - is there an alternative?

    ‏2012-09-04T14:51:23Z  
    • browe
    • ‏2012-08-24T04:06:22Z
    Hi,

    The only option really is to use the 7.5.5.x product or the 8.0.4.x product. That feature is fully supported there.

    Out of curiosity, how are you using Web Site Designer? Is this for a productions web site, and if so, is it public so you could you post a URL?

    Thanks
    Billy
    We too used the Web Site Designer to category web pages on our site. Our templates will read groups defined in the (.)website-config.xml file to show site navigation on our site. The site is a production site (authentications needed) and is consistently being developed. Without this tool, we are forced to manually edit the .website-config.xml file. Please consider to add the Web Site Designer back to RAD 8.5.
    Thanks.
  • browe
    browe
    33 Posts

    Re: Web Site Navigation feature in RAD 8.5 - is there an alternative?

    ‏2012-09-05T01:37:25Z  
    • wwxu
    • ‏2012-09-04T14:51:23Z
    We too used the Web Site Designer to category web pages on our site. Our templates will read groups defined in the (.)website-config.xml file to show site navigation on our site. The site is a production site (authentications needed) and is consistently being developed. Without this tool, we are forced to manually edit the .website-config.xml file. Please consider to add the Web Site Designer back to RAD 8.5.
    Thanks.
    Hi,

    As I mentioned above, you do have supported options. You can use versions 8.0.4.x or 7.5.5.x. The function is still supported in both of those releases.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Web Site Navigation feature in RAD 8.5 - is there an alternative?

    ‏2012-12-29T00:05:46Z  
    I'm using it also. I added the ability to interface it with the struts config file and the user principal to only display links if the user has the user rolls listed on the Struts Action mappings.
  • Martin_Rieger@at.ibm.com
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    Re: Web Site Navigation feature in RAD 8.5 - is there an alternative?

    ‏2014-03-21T11:04:41Z  
    • browe
    • ‏2012-08-24T04:06:22Z
    Hi,

    The only option really is to use the 7.5.5.x product or the 8.0.4.x product. That feature is fully supported there.

    Out of curiosity, how are you using Web Site Designer? Is this for a productions web site, and if so, is it public so you could you post a URL?

    Thanks
    Billy

    Hi,

    My customers use Web Site Designer for small management applications in production, often written by WebSphere Application Server system programmers (with some help by developers). They also have to maintain them !

    Companies expect continuity, they want to invest in new applications, not into maintenance. One of these companies already has changed from RAD to Google Web Toolkit, not only - of course - because of Web Site Designer but because RAD's lack of continuity between versions in a lot of other aspects.

    Support in lower RAD versions is no solution, because companies have have to maintain a unique software platform, maintaining multiple versions costs ...

    You should really consider adding Web Site Designer back to RAD 9.0 ! This small feature isn't worth that bad blood.

    Or: Offer Web Site Designer (and the accompanying JSP design templates) as Eclipse Plugin via some Open Source Community !

    Best regards,

    Martin

     

    Updated on 2014-03-23T07:36:57Z at 2014-03-23T07:36:57Z by Martin_Rieger@at.ibm.com