OK, so I'm a fairly inexperienced IBM JSF Portlet programmer who's desperately trying to do one thing and still make it work nicely. I've searched IBM's site, I've googled until I'm blue in the face and crossed eye'd and I still can't find what I'm looking for. So now I'm going to ask you lot.
One caveat first. I know what I'm about to ask is considered 'bad', but for what I want to do, it is the perfect way to go.
If one is mucking around, in RAD, on a test page with a bunch of JSF Portlets, one can get at the edit_def, Config, Help etc screens via the downarrow based drop down. Said window then goes through the Portlet and opens up in it's own window. The JSF is renedered properly, the T&S are there along with any title changes that are applied.
My question is simple; how do I do that? How do I get my windows to open and still be seen by the Portlet?
Before you howl at me, I only want it for help files, such that I can use JSF to lay out the page and get at field content held within the preferences. Right now I have them as H/C html and as a window.open(), which is less than pretty and would require that the app be redeployed instead on having the config changed.