Hierarchical Portlet Manager
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-28
The core idea of this invention is to provide a portlet manager for high-level portlet control. It would handle all the portlets, and their potential hierarchical relationships, on a panel or page. Other UI managers today, such as for example Windows Task Manager, show task status and give control per window. It also doesn't handle hierarchical relationships among sub-window-level UIs (e.g., portlets). A hierarchical portlet manager would be a manager (viewer and controller) at the sub-page level, as well as hierarchical, distinguishing it from other UI managers today.