Joe,

First off, great articles!  A few questions:

1.  Do portals render portlets in iFrames, or do they suck in the HTML and 
display it inline?  Do you have a choice (I can see situations that might 
merit either)?

2.  Can I use old web apps (CGI, Net.Data, etc.) as portlets?

3.  If the answer to #3 is yes, do you think this would be a way to 
quickly migrate old (but still functioning) apps to Websphere?  Or is 
there a way in Java to send an HTTP request and get the HTML back and 
render it?

4.  How long until we see WPE for the iSeries?

Thanks!

Mike E.




> From: Shannon ODonnell
> 
> What are portlets Joe?  I don't have enough room left in my brain for
> the day (;-) so a 20 word answer would be good.

Portlets are servlets that run in just a portion of the browser.  They
can be minimized and maximized like windows.

20 words... <grin>


If you want a little more explanation:

Having multiple portlets on a browser is like having multiple windows
tiled on a desktop.  The user has the ability to minimize or maximize
portlets as they see fit, and even to rearrange the positions of the
portlets on the screen.  The portlets are independent servlets (they can
even be running on different web servers) but they can also communicate
with one another.


Joe



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