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JBoss Portal Server Development by Ramanujam Rao

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AJAX support for content

Whereas the layout and renderer contribute to AJAX behavior at the markup level, JBoss portal's support for object-level configuration can be leveraged to provide AJAX support at the page level. The object property inherits a configured behavior from its parent. Currently, two features are offered for AJAX-driven content:

  1. Drag and drop: Facilitates easy movement of portlets to various locations on screen using the mouse.
  2. Screen Refresh: Allows sub-components of pages or individual portlets to refresh themselves without refreshing the entire page.

Drag-and-Drop

As the name suggests, this feature is triggered by a user action, and allows a portlet to detach itself from a specific location on the page and move to a different ...

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