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From Glen Carl <g...@buonvia.com>
Subject Re: Web Application Portlet?
Date Wed, 15 Jan 2003 21:17:06 GMT
Check out the IframeProxyPortlet and WebBrowserPortlet that were 
submitted in November. Attached is a Jar file containing these portlets 
and some supporting documentation.
Glen Carl

EPugh@upstate.com wrote:
> I too have found a similar need.  I want to embed a Yazd newsgroup in a
> portal, and found the same issues with the WebPagePortlet.  I noticed a
> WebPagePortlet2 or something that was similar, but didn't always work right.
> I would be willing to help unit test etc a webpageportlet, but not sure
> about coding one as the lead.
> Eric
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andre Spiegel [mailto:spiegel@gnu.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 4:57 AM
> To: jetspeed-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Web Application Portlet?
> This seems like a fairly obvious question to me, but I haven't seen it
> discussed anywhere.
> I would like to have a portlet that can display an entire web
> application that lives on a different server, and through which I can
> interact with that application just as if I visited it directly with my
> browser.  The portlet ought to be able to filter some of the
> application's HTML, which is why an IFramePortlet won't do the job.
> The WebPagePortlet, on the other hand, is too basic -- as the name
> implies, it is usually fine for displaying a single web page from
> another application, but will generally get messed up with even basic
> interactions.
> I am thinking of a portlet that plays the role of a browser towards the
> application, including cookie handling, redirections, etc., while
> displaying a possibly filtered version of the HTML to the portal user.
> All of the user's interaction with the application should go via the
> portal server.
> Has any such thing been developed?  Is it (or maybe provisions for it)
> contained in the upcoming Portlet API Standard?  If neither, I will
> probably start implementing it myself -- would there be interest to
> include such a thing in Jetspeed?
> Thanks for your help.
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