We would like to be able to have Next/Previous links outside of a rich tree that will move the selected node to the next sibling of the currently selected node. Is there a recommended approach for this? We are using a tree with ajax switch type.
You can modify the underlying domain-model.
Imagine a "TreeModifyBean" with actions (moveUp, moveDown,...)
Place some commandButtons on your ui and specify reRender="tree"
The Manager then can move the selected tree-node (the selected domain object) in the domain-model
I did this already in a customer-project.