Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
1.0 The Problem Area In the early years of the Web, most web sites were not concerned about sharing data with other sites. Today, the trend is that sites are increasingly interdependent and many rely upon integrating content that originates somewhere else. Such content might include news feeds, events listings, a set of project updates, and even interchange of corporate information. Effective integration usually requires a good deal of effort on the part of the information provider, as well as the recipient of each unique data source. To collect and present these different content in a homogeneous look and feel a growing number of web sites use portal technology. Portals became the most popular infrastructure for content presentation. Portals The new way for Content Presentation A portal may be seen as a personal content aggregation and filtering system. It provides the information from various sources specific to the user's needs (such as selected stocks). Pervasive Portals even provide the information on a variety of devices (PC, PDA, mobile, ...) accessible from any location (pervasive). The portal itself actually acts as a collector for various content as provided by the content suppliers such as news agencies. The content is rendered individually into a so called portlet, several portlets make up the portal screen.