Portlet repository

The portlet repository provides access to portlets, portlet applications, and web modules. To provide easy access to the relations between the repository objects, the repository is modeled as a tree. Unlike with the content and component hierarchies, the repository tree is not arbitrarily nested.

At the root of the repository is a dummy node. Children of the root are the web modules. web modules are the deployment units of the portal. They correspond to WAR files. The children of a web module are portlet applications.

The portlet repository is accessed by using the Portlet bean, referenced as $Portlet in Jacl. Modification of the portlet repository from a script is not supported.

The Portlet bean provides the following functions:

  • Methods to browse in the portlet repository tree. For more information, see Navigation .
  • Methods to locate a portlet, application, or web module, or to search for particular repository objects. For more information, see Search .
  • Methods for getting attributes, metadata, or portlet preferences. The following attribute types are supported by the Layout bean:
    • Plain attributes
    • List valued attributes
    • Locale-specific attributes
    • Portlet metadata
    • Portlet preferences