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From "Michael Lipp (JIRA)" <jetspeed-...@portals.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (JS2-383) Configuring portlet in PSML
Date Fri, 21 Oct 2005 08:15:53 GMT
Configuring portlet in PSML

         Key: JS2-383
         URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JS2-383
     Project: Jetspeed 2
        Type: New Feature
  Components: PSML  
    Reporter: Michael Lipp

It should be possible to provide preferences for the initial instantiation of portlets in
PSML. These preferences customize the portlet by overriding (or adding to) the default preferences
defined in the portlet.xml.

Example: If I want to have an introductory page displaying e.g. the three most important RSS
feeds, then the selection of the RSS stream is related to layout, because I want a layout
displaying e.g. "Company news", "Department news" and "Team issues". Binding an RSS portlet
to a particular feed makes it a specific item that I want to put at a specific place. I don't
want to layout three generic RSS feeds, I want to layout company, department and team news.

As I want to layout portlet instances, it is not sufficient to be able to layout portlet types.
Configuring the instances within PSML would be convenient and intuitive. It would also be
acceptable if I could configure the instances in some other configuration file. But only laying
out three generic RSS portlets and handing the task to bind the feeds to the end user is not

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