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Silvio Esser
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Does JSR-168 cover JSP and applet Portlet?
How should I get started w/ an open source Portlet container?
Is Jetspeed1.6 good?
Jessica Sant
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>> Does JSR-168 cover JSP and applet Portlet?
- JSR-168 covers Portals and portlets. A portlet is related to a servlet... not an applet. They define a portlet as:
from JSR-168, section PLT2.2 "What is a portlet"
A portlet is a Java technology based web component, managed by a portlet container, that processes requests and generates dynamic content. Portlets are used by portals as pluggable user interface components that provide a presentation layer to Information Systems....

Reading some of the links on top of the forum may give you a better idea about portlets.

>> How should I get started w/ an open source Portlet container?
Most vendors should have some decent documentation and some sort of "Hello World" portlet tutorial that will get you started. Check out some of the links listed at the top of the Portlet forum, possibly Caucho's portlet tutorials.

>> Is Jetspeed1.6 good?
... no idea, hopefully someone else can help with this question.
[ November 05, 2005: Message edited by: Jessica Sant ]

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Ulf Dittmer
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JetSpeed is easy to use, although it has a definite learning curve if you want to create your own portlets. Not having used other portal software, I'm not sure this complexity can be further reduced, though. Out of the box it uses HSQLDB, but can be configured to use all popular JDBC-accessible databases.
This is probably not much help, as I can't make comparisons, but JetSpeed doesn't require a huge deal of time to set up and get going, so you can test-drive it yourself easily enough.


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Silvio Esser
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Joined: Nov 05, 2005
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Originally posted by Jessica Sant:
>> Does JSR-168 cover JSP and applet Portlet?
- JSR-168 covers Portals and portlets. A portlet is related to a servlet... not an applet. They define a portlet as:

Reading some of the links on top of the forum may give you a better idea about portlets.

>> How should I get started w/ an open source Portlet container?
Most vendors should have some decent documentation and some sort of "Hello World" portlet tutorial that will get you started. Check out some of the links listed at the top of the Portlet forum, possibly Caucho's portlet tutorials.



[ November 05, 2005: Message edited by: Jessica Sant ]


I saw JSR168 defines the Portlet API which is similer to Servlet API.
But I also saw some portlets which are built on JSP (not using Java classes)
and some are built on Applet. I'm not sure if these two types are covered by
JSR168 or just proprietary
[ November 06, 2005: Message edited by: Silvio Esser ]
Jessica Sant
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Joined: Oct 17, 2001
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Originally posted by Silvio Esser:
I saw JSR168 defines the Portlet API which is similer to Servlet API.
But I also saw some portlets which are built on JSP (not using Java classes)
and some are built on Applet. I'm not sure if these two types are covered by
JSR168 or just proprietary


Ahhh ok, I apologize, I misunderstood your question. I've not seen JSR-168 portlets built using an applet, as far as I know the spec doesn't cover that -- but hopefully someone knowing more than me can help to answer the question.
 
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