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Figure 1-1 Authors and Web page designers working separately
1.2 LWWCM architecture
LWWCM includes team collaboration, messaging, document management, and
a variety of other business processes and applications. Within the Workplace
environment, LWWCM provides collaborative Web content design, approval,
caching, and staging.
Within a Web page, the information can come from multiple repositories.
Figure 1-2 on page 6 shows an example of a Web page where information
comes from three different sources:
򐂰 The
A data is populated from the LWWCM application client and is stored in
the LWWCM repository that could be IBM DB2 Content Manager CM, IBM
DB2, or XML.
򐂰 The
B data is populated from an external Content Manager application.
򐂰 The
C data is populated from an external DB2 database.
Designer
Author
Page Design
Content
Web Page
Content
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Figure 1-2 LWWCM architecture
LWWCM is available for Lotus Domino and the Java Edition for WebSphere
Application Server (including Portal server).
The
Domino edition consists of a group of Notes databases where the Web page
content of the Web site and the Web page design are stored as Domino
documents in a publishing database and are rendered when a page is requested.
The
Java edition consists of a Web application that is installed in a Web
application server. The Java edition can use one or more of the following external
repositories: IBM DB2 Content Manager (Content Manager), IBM DB2, and
Oracle.
Table 1-1 on page 7 compares the differences in features between the Domino
and Java editions.
web page
Websphere Application Server
LWWCM Java edition
Enterprise Information Portal
DB2 OtherCM
C
A
B
Business Applications
(MsWord, Dreamweaver,
etc)
CM
XML
DB2
Repositories
A
B
C
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Table 1-1 Comparison between LWWCM Domino edition and Java edition
Since the main topic of this redbook is how to deal with the integration of
LWWCM with Content Manager, for the remainder of this redbook, we cover
LWWCM, the Java edition, V2.0, with Content Manager as the repository.
1.2.1 LWWCM user interface
LWWCM user interface (sometimes also called the LWWCM administration user
interface) shows a navigator on the left, and is divided into the following modules:
Content Management, Design and Development, Site Management, Security
and Workflow, Version Management, and Syndication and Deployment.
The
Content Management module stores the contents within its Content Library.
The
Design and Development module stores the design elements and
components such as page designs, images, files, content templates and search
rules.
The
Site Management is composed of Site Framework and the Category
Management. The
Site Framework comprises the site structure definition, that is,
the Web site map. The
Category Management comprises the category taxonomy,
which is the classification of content in categories.
The Security and Workflow module stores the users and groups as well as the
workflows, stages and actions.
The
Version Management module contains the Version Library, which is used to
store multiple copies of an object as versions.
Feature Domino Java 1.1 Java 2.0
Version control Yes No Yes
Batch edition Yes No No
Export site to HTML No Yes Yes
Multi-lingual content Yes Yes Yes
Multi-lingual translation
workflows
Ye s N o Ye s
Complex templates No Yes Yes
Multiple content clients Yes No No
Content import Yes No Via API
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The Syndication and Deployment module contains the syndicator and subscriber
objects to achieve syndication among different servers.
Figure 1-3 LWWCM user interface with left-side navigator
The Design and Development module contains components that are mainly used
during the design phase of the Web site presentation. These components are
configurable and reusable objects such as content menus (based on a search by
attribute), navigators, menus, and images. Some of these components are
mainly used during the design phase of each Web page, such as
page design or
content templates
. Other components are directed to the common users during
the content creation phase.
For example, a component page design contains the skeleton for a Web page
and is included within a
site area. When a user creates content, the user only has
to choose the specific content template and site area. The templates are used to
store certain types of default information that are common to all the contents
created with the same template. For this reason, the content templates, along
with the page’s design, help to ensure that the published content is uniform and
has the same look and feel throughout.

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