I'm looking for a solution for displaying menus. I have several top-level categories that will never change. However, I have varying data for some second-level items, e.g. applicable clients, reporting years, drilldown-options, etc, that are retrieved via database queries.
A colleague had implemented a "solution" using a view interceptor to inject the menu into the model, but it seems wacky (for lack of a better term, as it seems to break redirect views).
Is there a best practice for implementing menus in the spring world? The only constraint by which I am currently bound is that I must use JSP for presentation (rather than tiles, on which I've seen similar topics discussed).
Much thanks for any advice.