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Alfresco 3 Business Solutions by Martin Bergljung

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Chapter 7. Content Model Definition Solutions

One of the main differences between a network drive and a document management system is that the latter provides extra classification features. If we look at a document management system behind the scenes, we can see that everything in the repository is typically a node or an object, depending on what we want to call it. Properties are then set on the nodes so they become folders, files, categories, rules, forums, web pages, e-mails, people, groups, and so on. Basically, the nodes are classified so it is easier to search for them, so we know how to display them in the user interface, what they can be used for, and so on.

The properties that can be used to classify nodes, or if you prefer content, cannot ...

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