24.2. IBM Portlets for cooperation

Cooperative portlets can use a declarative or programmatic approach, or a combination, to register and publish properties to the property broker. The programmatic approach to publish properties is discussed in Chapter 25, “IBM API programmatic cooperative portlets” on page 771. The declarative approach is simpler. Few changes need to be made to existing portlets to enable them to interact with other cooperative portlets on the page. Existing portlets that already use action processing simply declare their actions to the property broker using WSDL. Figure 24-3 shows how to develop source cooperative portlets.

Figure 24-3. Steps to program a source cooperative portlet

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