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Custom Portlet modes

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Hi All,

I am new to portlets and going through specification v1.0 for my new project. In section PLT.8.4 Custom Portlet Modes was mentioned. I have doubts about this new modes. when a developer goes for this in real time and how to map to vendor custom modes.

any help in this regard is appreciated, thanks in advance

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About? Print? Config? All great ideas for custom portlet modes.

The point is, a custom mode is only possible if the vendor supports it. For example, IBM provides a config mode, and their portal supports it. So, I can create a portlet that uses a config mode, and deploy it to WebSphere Portal, and life is grand. But, if I deploy it to Pluto, well, it simply won't work as designed.

I put together a tutorial on creating custom portlet modes. It deploys a custom portlet to WebSphere Portal Server 5.1. Enjoy:

How to Use Custom Portlet Modes with WebSphere and Rational Application Developer (IRAD)

It's a good idea. It allows vendor flexibility and competition, but also maintains compatability across portals. Custom mode or not, all portlets must have a view mode.

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