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From Chris Geer <ch...@cxtsoftware.com>
Subject Re: Rave-563: Bootstrap and Opensocial viewtarget
Date Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:11:09 GMT

My 2-cents...

I believe there are valid use cases for supporting both model and non-model
dialogs. The simplest use case is where I need to reference some
information hidden behind my dialog while interacting with the dialog which
requires me to move it to the side for a moment. I believe the spec is
clear in the difference because describing one as "model" makes it clear
enough. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modal_Dialog vs

As for the plan moving forward, I think your plan is probably the best in
the short term. Implement them both as bootstrap model dialogs and maybe
record a ticket to come back and find a way to make the normal dialog
non-model in the future.

On a slightly different note, is anyone working/planning what FLOAT will
look like? I assume that will be similar to canvas view, just as an overlay?


On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Noe-Payne, Erin A. <erinnp@mitre.org>wrote:

> Hi All,
> *         I'm working to apply Bootstrap styling to rave's popup views via
> the open-views feature (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/RAVE-563).
> *         The opensocial spec defines separate dialog and modaldialog view
> targets, but the wording is vague with respect to their specific
> differences (
> http://opensocial-resources.googlecode.com/svn/spec/trunk/Core-Gadget.xml#gadgets.views.ViewType.ViewTarget
> ).
> *         Interpreting the "spirit" of the spec, I would probably expect
> dialogs to be a moveable overlay that allow you to interact with the screen
> below, and of which multiple instances can be open at a time. A modal
> forces the user to resolve it before doing anything else, and only one
> instance may be open at a time. However...
> *         Bootstrap offers only modal dialogs (
> http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/javascript.html#modals).
> My suggested way forward is to implement both dialog and modaldialog view
> targets using bootstrap's modal, meaning that dialogs would not be moveable
> and would in practice be nearly the same as modals.  Does anyone have a
> better suggestion, or a use case where there is actual value in rave
> providing moveable dialog view targets?
> Thanks,
> Erin

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