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Hi Experts,

Recently, I am working on  a web application which had the screen designs designed for java SWINGS.

Later, the technology changed from SWINGS to SPRING MVC; but we were asked to use the same screen designs, which were originally designed for SWINGS.

The issues or difficulties we faced are below

1. There are many popups with heavy functionality on it, which we need to manage with javascript.

Please advice, for a web application using Spring MVC, to what extent we can use popups to do functionalities?
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by:Sathish David Kumar N
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If your using spring MVC then java script will support that not an issue !

If ur using spring webflow they have own method to call popup window !

>>>>what extent we can use popups to do
I am not getting this point !!
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by:vijayprabakar
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There are lot of issues if we are having popups with heavy functionalities and switching back and forth between popup and parent windows.

I feel, a good design in a web application can be straight forward by posting the values to the next page and updating it, instead of using popups with heavy functionalities.
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by:Sathish David Kumar N
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Use interviewresolver to go to ur parent window !

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by:vijayprabakar
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Is it a good design to go with popups having heavy functionalities?
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by:Sathish David Kumar N
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Not gd only because some browser(client will popup means) you have problem !
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by:vijayprabakar
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I require a list of point to consider during designing of POPUP windows in a web applications.
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by:Sathish David Kumar N
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That browser shold support Popup window(not blocked)

thats all engough !

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by:Sathish David Kumar N
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>>>>>There are lot of issues if we are having popups with heavy functionalities and switching back and forth between popup and parent windows

Its working as normal window only so there is no pblm for heavy functionalites !

its depend on your coding technic only ....
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by:vijayprabakar
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Don't you think, we need to rely on java script at the client end to handle most of the functionality in case of pop-up and parent interactions??
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by:Sathish David Kumar N
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Do u went any banking site like citi,hdfc . thats all site are working in popoup only it having lot of heavy functionality !!
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by:vijayprabakar
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See in my application, I have add, edit update search, delete everything happening in the popup and results needs to be displayed on the parent screen.

I guess, ICICI, HDFC are using popups only to select something from the popup, which is mostly a pre-loader list.
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I have functionality as we are having in eclipse Window->Preferences dialog
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by:Sathish David Kumar N
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>>>>Window->Preferences dialog

what u going to with this . its used for setting thats all .

>>>See in my application, I have add, edit update search, delete everything happening in the popup and results needs to be displayed on the parent screen.

Search is ok for going to popup .
what is the need for add ,edit ,delete in popup (your archi is wrong )
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by:vijayprabakar
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Thats what I am explaining from my first post,

>>>Recently, I am working on  a web application which had the screen designs designed for java SWINGS.

>>>Later, the technology changed from SWINGS to SPRING MVC; but we were asked to use the same screen designs, which were originally designed for SWINGS.

That has nothing to do with the architecture. I guess, it is a very wrong design for a web application to adapt. Thats why I told we need to rely a lot on Java script.

I request you to go through all the posts, understand and reply.
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Sathish David  Kumar N earned 250 total points
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sorry vijay ur undersanding is worng .

I told that dont go for popup  for functional of add ,edit ,delete  do in ur parent window itself .

your mention that its a heavy functionality in ur opening question i thought some other thing thats  why i refferded bank sites.
>>>That has nothing to do with the architecture. I guess, it is a very wrong design for a web application to adapt

architecture and desgin are more less same only(dont think architecture is only for bussiness (java))
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>>>>>>I request you to go through all the posts, understand and reply

still now i answerd with understanding only . If you think i miss the understand the problem means tell me where i miss ! :)
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