Hi, We have a number of small web applications (mostly all good ol servlet-jsp based) and now, I am thinking of creating a portal app which acts like an interface over the existing apps while also providing typical user-friendly portlets like news, weather etc. When the user logs in, say a news, weather and customer search portlets would be displayed. The user can search for customers in the portlet.
Now here is the tricky thing. A link/button would be provided which should first send an action message to the portlet to make a log entry (this is required) - somehow skip the doView (am I crazy or what ? ) and then make a request to an existing web app to launch itself.
It really sounds like you're trying to get the portal to do something you want it to do, rather than using it to do the things it is intended to do.
There's got to be an easier solution.
Which portal server are you using?
Joined: Dec 17, 2003
I agree with you Cameron in that portlets may not be the right components for this. But I wanted to explore the possibility before ruling it out altogether because of the the usefulness it would provide with multi-windows in a page, customizable content etc.
I am using Websphere for my development.
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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