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From "Philip Mark Donaghy" <>
Subject Re: portlet "content" mode prototype
Date Thu, 21 Sep 2006 07:45:21 GMT
I tried the wysiwyg portlet out, this is one of the best portlets I
have ever seen. I'm  looking forward to collaborating with you. I
checked back for the source but it's gone, sniff .`(


On 9/18/06, Edgar Poce <> wrote:
> Hi,
>   I uploaded a new version of the jcr portlets prototype, it's almost
> usable now ;).
> download the war file from
> I use a couple of
> jackrabbit contrib projects: jcr-commands and jcr-taglib. I made some
> changes to both and I'll commit them soon, but in case anyone wants to
> build from the source before I commit the changes I uploaded the
> modified versions.
>   I added a new slide portlet which shows image slides. The images can
> be uploaded either from the portal in edit mode or via webdav.
> Features:
>   - wysiwyg portlet.
>   - slide portlet
>   - webdav support
>   - versioning support
>   - j2 path integration. Now the contents are stored in the portal
> site hierarchy
>  - The content features are not included as a menu, now the content
> features are shown in help mode.
> Known issues:
>   obviously lots of them, but mainly:
>  - the content mode is shown in help mode
>   - the two types of portlets (slide and wysiwyg) don't play nice in a
> single page.
>   - unsecure, since anyone can edit the contents via webdav
>  - handling of error messages
>   - escape jcr paths
> a few comments:
> Independently of the api to interact with the repository it would be
> great to integrate the graffito contents in the portal hierarchy and
> provide services through a content mode. AFAIK graffito objects are
> stored in its own tree.
> Unfortunately the j2 API doesn't support to get a fragment's path of
> type portlet. see
> And there's no way to get a descriptive name for a fragment. I think a
> workaround could be to use fragment preferences, but it wouldn't fix
> the missing decorator fragments in the path. It would be great to fix
> it as part of the development effort of contributing a graffito based
> page manager.
> Another important issue is that AFAIK j2 doesn't provide a way to
> listening changes on fragments. Thus the content generated through the
> portal or via webdav are not moved/removed when the corresponding
> fragment is moved/removed.
> well, I think the prototype time is over so I'll stop spamming the list :).
> br,
> edgar

Philip Donaghy
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