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For a customer with an interesting business we had to build a web application that has a RIA front end, displays data on maps, authenticates thru a web service that is connected with a back office customer subscription system, and that can handle any kind of data (for example shops, garages or whatever) as long as it conforms to a certain format. Depending on the specific dataset the application is configured in a different way and behaves differently. I call it a meta data driven application.
What I mean with a meta data driven user interface is an application whose appearance and behavior is managed by a special set of data that is stored in a database and that is linked to attributes of the user. For instance the organization to which the user belongs has a contract whith the web application provider that enables the user to get certain types of information and disables other types. Therefore, a user interface widget, as for example a tree, should display nodes according to the set meta data that is connected to this user. Question is now how set up this stuff using Dojo for the presentation layer and Spring for the server side?