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|Summary:||PageFlow editor flow lines unmanageable with large Faces config|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Exception Reporter:|
Screen shot showing PageFlow that has started creating straight lines
The complete faces-config.xml
Description sanhozay 2009-03-04 15:45:05 UTC
With a simple Faces config file, the PageFlow editor flow lines are curved, laid out away from the pages and easy to read. They do cross over but that is not a major issue. It doesn't seem possible to adjust the layout, by dragging the end-points on the lines, although the mid-points can be dragged. As the config file becomes more complex (I think that's the reason, rather than having used the reset layout tool), it reaches a point where the editor abandons the idea of curved lines and insists on drawing them straight. I can't find a way to add a mid-point to these straight lines. Where there is a flow back to the same page, straight lines are very hard to see. The straight lines also make an intelligible layout hard to achieve - it's not possible to route a line around a page and the layout just becomes spaghetti. Resetting the page layout in these circumstances makes a real mess.
Comment 1 sanhozay 2009-03-04 15:46:29 UTC
Created attachment 77723 [details] Screen shot showing PageFlow that has started creating straight lines
Comment 2 sanhozay 2009-03-04 15:47:57 UTC
Created attachment 77724 [details] The complete faces-config.xml
Comment 3 Alexey Butenko 2009-09-11 14:31:20 UTC
If I understand the code correctly routes with all the points locations calculated in Visual API. In this particular case OrthogonalSearchRouter.routeConnection method used. So passing to graph module for evaluation.