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From David Sean Taylor <da...@bluesunrise.com>
Subject Re: [Bug 18865] - [Enhancement] MVC Portlet Action Life Cycle
Date Mon, 14 Apr 2003 16:03:00 GMT

On Monday, April 14, 2003, at 05:57  AM, Weaver, Scott wrote:

> David,
>> I tested this a few days ago.
>> Have you tested this within action events (not BuildNormalContext)?
> Yes, it works fine, for me at least ;)
>> Please reverify. That would be an awesome patch to Jetspeed.
> Are you saying that the Portlet is actually part of the method 
> signature of the action event method?  How exactly are attempting to 
> retrieve the portlet?  Could you send me simple case where you cannot 
> retrieve the portlet in your event method?

I have an action event on an action that inherits from 

public void doUpdate(Rundata rundata, Context context)
	Portlet portlet = context.get("portlet");
	System.out.println("portlet = " + portlet);

Which prints:

portlet = null

Perhaps its because Im using the old signature?
Is there documentation anywhere on how to use the new MVC portlets?
Looking at PortletActionEvent, there is a method "fireEvent" that has 
no java docs on how it works ( alluding to a message on the other dev 
list ;-)
Is my signature wrong?

Im walking thru the code, trying to figure out how this all works.
It seems that the MVC is trying to call the action from within 
BuildNormalContext, which is too late IMO.
The action phase should occur before any rendering starts.
Anyway, if we can get a portlet from within an action event, that would 
be a great improvement, even though the phasing is out of sync.

Could you provide an example Portlet Action in the distribution of how 
to use a MVC Portlet Event Action, and also add a page to the docs 
describing MVC Portlets?


David Sean Taylor
Bluesunrise Software
+01 707 773-4646

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