Hello, my boss asked me to solve a problem. I have two j2ee application on the same server, I have to generate a web application that would be like a "view container" to the other two applications. This web application would manage the loggin security to the other to applications and would have a menu where a user could chose to display one application or another. I know that I could use portlet, but I'm wondering if I could use an iframe with url pointing to one of the application at the time or the other. What I'm asking is not if this could be done or not... I think it could work with iframe, but is this something like a j2ee antipattern???
but do you all agreed that with web service there would be more work to do? with web service I would have to make a request to the server, the server would have to generate xml response and then on the client I would have to parse the response on the browser? If I use iframe I would have justa little work, don't you agree?