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GateIn Cookbook by Piergiorgio Lucidi, Luca Stancapiano, Ken Finnigan

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Chapter 3. Managing Portal Contents Using XML

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Managing portals using XML
  • Managing portal pages using XML
  • Managing registered portlets using XML
  • Managing the navigation tree using XML
  • Wrapping it all up in a separate EAR

Introduction

In this chapter, we will reprise all the concepts introduced in the previous chapter by trying to understand how to manage some of the portal contents using the extension mechanism provided by GateIn.

The main goal of this XML engine is to create contents on the first bootstrap of the portal instance without using the GUI. The GUI is a nice tool for prototyping the portal and after this initial elaboration phase, for industrial-size portals, the XML configuration is a reliable way to code and ...

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