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GateIn Cookbook by Piergiorgio Lucidi, Luca Stancapiano, Ken Finnigan

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Chapter 6. Developing Portlets

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Creating a portlet with the Portlet 2.0 Specification
  • Using an action to pass form parameters
  • Using the user locale to localize portlet content
  • Communicating between portlets using Public Render Parameters
  • Communicating between portlets using events

Introduction

This chapter will introduce portlets through the Portlet 2.0 Specification. The Portlet 2.0 Specification defines how portlets work within a portlet container, and what functionality they can provide.

Note

The Portlet 2.0 Specification is known as Java Specification Request 286 within the Java Community Process, and had a final release on June 12, 2008.

This chapter will focus on portlets that utilize JSP as the view layer, though there ...

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