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From "James Winburn" <jwinb...@computerguidance.com>
Subject RE: WebContentPortlet error
Date Mon, 08 Dec 2008 16:14:56 GMT

Thanks for the response.  The inability to save state in an iframe is as
I feared.  We've come up with a work-around that's kludgy and about as
non-robust as a web app could be (I think it was even coughing up blood
last night) but it works ...sort of.

It's still looking like the WebContentPortlet is what we will ultimately
be using, but this is proving to be problematic. The amazon URL you gave
me did indeed work, but OUR web app did not.  After logging in, the
second page is displayed ...after a fashion.  Components come up all
over the screen with no regard for the size of the portlet.  It also
seems to freeze up.  Interacting with any of the components does

Granted, we are doing some funky things in this app (at least as funky
as google).  I would have been surprised if the portlet worked with all
this proprietary craziness.  (Webfacing ...don't ask. It's not pretty.) 

It's looking like I will need to write a new portlet based on the
WebContentPortlet that would do the right thing when it comes to our web

But if I still have your attention, please allow me to ask yet another
question.  I notice that in the "fragment" table there are columns that
seem to define properties (EXT_PROP_NAME_1, EXT_PROP_VALUE_1, etc.)  How
can one access these columns in a portlet?

James Winburn
Computer Guidance Corp.
Scottsdale, AZ

-----Original Message-----
From: David Sean Taylor [mailto:david@bluesunrise.com] 
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 5:59 PM
To: Jetspeed Developers List
Subject: Re: WebContentPortlet error

On Dec 4, 2008, at 1:39 PM, James Winburn wrote:

> Hey Guys,
> Since I got no responses about my iFrame problem (it WAS sort of  
> vague),

I know of no known solution, so I didn't respond. Once you navigate  
off the page with the IFrame, and then come back, you will lose state.
I don't know how to keep that session, its outside of our control AFAIK

> I looked around for another solution. The WebContentPortlet looks like
> it may be what we need to run our main web app as a portlet.   
> Problem is
> that the portlet with all the defaults intact doesn't work.  We I  
> try to
> run it, I get the following error:
> Portlet is Not Available: demo::WebContentPortlet
> Reason: Exception while rewritting HTML page. Error: Exception while
> rewritting HTML page. Error: Exception while rewritting HTML page.
> Error: Exception while rewritting HTML page. Error: Failure  
> reading: /,
> response code: 405
Yeah, google.com is now causing a 405, it didn't crash last time I  
tested it. Oh well.
Go into edit mode and try this link:


Then navigate to the Books link. Then click on another menu tab in  
Jetspeed, and then come back to this page. You will see that it  
remembered the books page, unlike on an IFrame

By chance if you are interested, its bombing out in the  
WebContentPortlet in trying to rewrite a relative URL:

htmlReader, htmlWriter);

I think the rewriter just needs to ignore bad URL links (actually we  
are erroneously following down a misunderstood URL path), but it  
shouldn't cause it to give up like it does
Let me know if you want to provide a patch otherwise create a JIRA  
issue and assign it to me and I'll fix it

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