Definitions for "Abstract panes"
Panes that are defined only in terms of their programmer interface or behavior. The protocol for an abstract pane specifies the pane in terms of its overall purpose, rather than in terms of its specific appearance or particular interactive details, so that multiple implementations of the pane are possible, each defining its own look and feel. CLIM selects the appropriate pane implementation, based on factors outside the control of the application. See adaptive pane .