PageBuilder 2 skin architecuter - skin.html

The PageBuilder 2 theme makes use of theme.html for defining layout of the page, it makes use of skin.html for generating markup for the skin. Note that it does not have UnlayeredContainer-H.jsp, UnlayeredContainer-V.jsp, control.jsp any more. It seems that layout.html will replace the horizontal and vertical container related functionality and the skin.html has functionality corresponding to Control.jsp.

This is how the skin.html from my local machine looks like

<div class="ibmPortalControl lotusWidget2 decoration-aria-region"><!--START LOCALE LINKS-->
<a rel="alternate" href="nls/skin_en.html" hreflang="en" class="ibmHideTemplate"></a>
<!-- decoration marks the Dojo resource name of the decoration object instantiated at the root of this layout control -->
<span style="display:none" class="decoration">com.ibm.skins.Standard.skin</span>
<!-- asa.portlet.id marks the node whose contents are the id of this layout control;
set at runtime by script in the decoration instance -->
<span style="display:none" class="asa.portlet.id"></span>
<!-- decoration classes are used by DecorationManager for adding javascript event handlers -->
<h2 class="decoration-titlebar decoration-dndHandle">
<span class="lotusLeft"> <!-- lm-dynamic-title node marks location for dynamic title support -->
<span class="lm-dynamic-title asa.portlet.title decoration-title">
<a rel="dynamic-content" href="lm:title"></a>
</span>
</span>
<a aria-haspopup="true" title="${nls.Theme:a11y_display_menu:xml}" href="javascript:;"
class="lotusIcon lotusActionMenu decoration-contextMenuAction">
<span class="lotusAltText">${nls.Theme:theme_actions:xml}</span>
</a>
</h2>
<!-- decoration-contextMenu is the anchor node to build the context menu link and widget around -->
<div style="display:none" class="decoration-contextMenu"></div>
<div class="lotusWidgetBody"> <!-- lm:control dynamic spot injects markup of layout control -->
<a rel="dynamic-content" href="lm:control"></a>
</div>
</div>


The skin.html also makes use of concept of dynamic content spot.


  • lm:title : represents the title of the portlet

  • lm:control : represents the body of the portlet

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could you be able to tell me how could we get Portlet Object Id or namespace (which is some thing like Z7_O2GEHB41J88980A8ANUSU13041) in Skin.html

Anonymous said...

Nevermind it was easy