I'm working on a UI pattern thing for an ERP system. the problem is about the table pagination.a common table have a pagination, I'm fine with that.
Here is the problem, if there is a lot of content in a data entry page, fields, combo boxes, and one or more tables. It's pretty sure if one of these tables have a pagination, it should only refresh its own section but not the whole page.
But I think the original affordance of pagination is to switch the page, the whole page, which therefore exists the conflict.
Now I think the key depends on the visual affordance of the table section. if it's a separated area, I can treat the whole page as a desk and the table area as a independent book. So in this case, it does make sense the pagination just refresh it own section.
But from the point of "I'm defining the generic UI pattern", what should I do? Now I would prefer to define the rules that "It's extremely not recommended to have pagination when the table is not the only content in the page", Since now we don't have the "mass-record-table nested in a data entry page" requirement yet.
What do you guys think?