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From "Jeremy Ford" <caius1...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: How to display a portlet that's not in a user's psml
Date Tue, 03 Jun 2003 15:55:06 GMT
I haven't tried adding the portlet to the top vm yet, but this is what I 
have experienced with the portlet preview in the customizer.  If I go into 
the customizer and preview the HelloVelocity portlet, I see its content 
fine.  However, if I try to change the value of the message, I get an 
exception I believe (working from memory here).  From what I remember, a 
portlet will try to save customizeable data in the psml so that it can be 
unique to each individual.  Since there's no psml, the HelloVelocity portlet 
has trouble running its action.

So, by active, I mean, "Can I run the associated action with a portlet 
outside of a psml context?".  In the case of the ChangeLanguage portlet, it 
has no associated action, so I belive that this would be fine.  However, 
other portlets might have trouble.

The more I think about it, maybe a portlet outside of a psml isn't the way 
to go...

Jeremy Ford

>From: "Aurelien Pernoud" <apernoud@sopragroup.com>
>Reply-To: "Jetspeed Developers List" <jetspeed-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
>To: "'Jetspeed Developers List'" <jetspeed-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
>Subject: RE: How to display a portlet that's not in a user's psml
>Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 17:35:24 +0200
>What do you mean by active ? see its content ? Then I can surely says this
>works. And even better, if the content is user dependant, it works too.
>I don't understand what you're trying to do with a turbine action here. IMO
>the only way to put a portlet for all users in a somehow clean way is to 
>it in the template that renders the portal but I might be missing
>Jeremy Ford a écrit :
> > Is there any way for the portlet to be active outside of a psml?  I'm
> > not sure that this is possible.  And maybe it shouldn't be possible.
> > Maybe the utilities shouldn't be portlets at all but instead Turbine
> > actions?
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