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difference between Portals and Portlets

 
Rauhl Roy
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may i know some differences between Portals and Portlets.

And what i know is that Portals are nothing but web sites.

please let me know in detail.

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rahul
 
Joey Chen
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Portals contain many portlets. Think of a portal as a container for portlets and portlets as containers for content.
[ May 13, 2007: Message edited by: Joey Chen ]
 
Rauhl Roy
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hi,

does it mean

portal are web sites and

portlets are web pages.

please correct me if i am wrong

rahul
 
Joey Chen
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Originally posted by Rauhl Roy:
hi,

does it mean

portal are web sites and

portlets are web pages.

please correct me if i am wrong

rahul



For example, go to: Portal w/ Portlets Page

Think of the page as the portal, and each section "Search technical library," "Spotlight," as a portlet that each serve unique purposes.
[ May 16, 2007: Message edited by: Joey Chen ]
 
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A portal server delivers content to users through individual content containers called portlets.

Here's a pretty thorough tutorial that demonstrates the benefits of a portal, and what exactly a portal is. It's WebSphere Portal specific, but the content pretty much applies to all portals.

What is a Portal Server? How is a portal different from a web page? Customization & Personalization

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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