Patent Number: 7,770,101

Title: Maintaining screen and form state in portlets

Abstract: A portlet state maintenance system can include a portal page setup component configured to generate a logical form in a single portal page from a multiplicity of forms defined within portlet markup aggregated into the single portal page. A portal state save component further can be configured to save state values for selected portlets defined within the logical form. Finally, a portal state restore component can be configured to restore the saved state values in refreshed portlet markup for the selected portlets. Notably, a refresh timing component further can be configured to embed submit auto-initiation logic in the single portal page responsive to identifying a dynamic refresh requirement associated with the portlet markup in the single portal page. Finally, a portlet markup cache can be coupled to the portal state restore component.

Inventors: Hesmer; Stephan (Holzgerlingen, DE), Lection; David B. (Raleigh, NC), Masselle; Eric L. (Raleigh, NC), Salahshoor; Mohamad R. (Raleigh, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018