[kepler-dev] [Bug 3555] New: - enhancements to Trace File view in provenance browser

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Wed Oct 22 17:25:07 PDT 2008


           Summary: enhancements to Trace File view in provenance browser
           Product: Kepler
           Version: 1.0.0
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: mcphillips at ecoinformatics.org
        ReportedBy: mcphillips at ecoinformatics.org
         QAContact: kepler-dev at ecoinformatics.org

The provenance browser allows one to view the raw trace file (in XML format) of
the run currently loaded in the browser.  It would be very nice if one could
navigate the other provenance graphs by clicking on XML elements in this Trace
File view, and have the details for the selected element appear in the
left-hand panels, etc, similar to what happens when one clicks on the data,
collections, and invocation items in the Dependency History and Collection
History views.  Clicking on these graphical views could highlight the
corresponding lines in the trace file view as well. (Clicking on a token,
object, or invocation id in the XML might also take you to the referenced

A second very helpful feature would be color-coding of the XML in the Trace
File view.  Not color-coding to emphasize the XML syntax, but rather to
highlight what XML elements comprise Collections, Data elements,
metadata/annotations, and provenance records, say.

I think these enhancements would make it easier to make sense of the trace and
provenance information stored in it.

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