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Optimizing and Minimizing Portlet Round Trips to a Portal Server

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015059D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method and process for minimizing the client to portal server requests made in a functioning portal. These requests are minimized on portlet requests where help information is displayed. This invention teaches a method and process for minimizing the flows to a Websphere Portal Server. This optimization can be realized and adopted in other web servers, but WPS is used in the preferred embodiment. Portal Servers are one of the most popular web offerings in today's Internet. A portal server serves up web pages to a community of users. Each user is presented with a web page with a selection of portlets. Each portlet is a mini application that displays custom content for the user. Each user's page may be different, with a different selection of portlets, and within each portlet user customized content. For example, one user may have a stock quotes portlet, another user may not. The user who has this portlet selects a list of stock symbols and the portlet then displays the latest quotes for those symbols. Figure 1 Sample Portal Page