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From Jason Novotny <jdnovo...@lbl.gov>
Subject why do portlets inherit from servlets?
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2002 09:33:01 GMT

I've been looking at IBM's Portlet API in which portlets inherit from 
servlets-- I would like to get some technical reasons for why this is a 
good or bad idea. For one thing it seems performance might be slower 
since portlets would be invoked presumably using 
RequestDispatcher.include() methods rather than using a portlet object 
instance. Another thing is that portlets would be managed by the 
servlet container such as classloading, whereas if I have portlets as 
independent objects I could use my own classloading mechanisms to 
reload them without restarting the servlet container.
	Any comments and information is greatly appreciated.

	Thanks, Jason

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