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16
17 package org.apache.jetspeed.portal;
18
19 import org.apache.jetspeed.util.MimeType;
20 import org.apache.turbine.util.RunData;
21 import org.apache.ecs.ConcreteElement;
22 import java.util.Map JavaDoc;
23 import java.io.Serializable JavaDoc;
24
25 /**
26  * A PortletController is responsible for laying out and rendering the content of
27  * a PortletSet.
28  * <p>As such, it also provides 2 additionnal services :
29  * <ul>
30  * <li>factory for the creating appropriate PortletSet;Constraints
31  * <li>customization facilities for handling the addition of a new portlet
32  * within the set and moving entries around within the set
33  * </ul>
34  *
35  * @author <a HREF="mailto:raphael@apache.org">RaphaŽl Luta</a>
36  * @author <a HREF="mailto:burton@apache.org">Kevin A. Burton</a>
37  * @version $Id: PortletController.java,v 1.54 2004/02/23 04:05:35 jford Exp $
38  */

39 public interface PortletController extends Serializable JavaDoc
40 {
41
42     /**
43      * Initialize this PortletController. This method must be called after
44      * the Config object has been set and whenever it is changed
45      */

46     public void init();
47
48     /**
49      * Sets the configuration object for this controller instance
50      *
51      * @param conf the controller configuration
52      */

53     public void setConfig(PortletControllerConfig conf);
54
55     /**
56      * Returns the configuration object for this object
57      *
58      * @return a configuration object
59      */

60     public PortletControllerConfig getConfig();
61
62     /**
63      * Sets the PotletSet to render by this controller
64      *
65      * @param portlets the portlet set to render
66      */

67     public void setPortlets(PortletSet portlets);
68
69     /**
70      * Returns the PortletSet to render by this controller
71      *
72      * @return the portlet set that should currently be rendered by this
73      * controller
74      */

75     public PortletSet getPortlets();
76
77     /**
78      * Renders the content of the PortletSet for the current request
79      *
80      * @param rundata the RunData for the request
81      * @return the rendered content for this set or null if the content
82      * was written directly on the writer available in RunData
83      */

84     public ConcreteElement getContent( RunData rundata );
85
86     /**
87      * Tests whether the controller supports outputting content for
88      * a specific mime type
89      *
90      * @param mimeType the requested mime type
91      * @return true if the requested mime type is supported by this controller
92      */

93     public boolean supportsType( MimeType mimeType );
94         
95     /**
96      * Creates a constraint object based on an original source.
97      *
98      * @param original the source for this constraint object
99      * @return a new Constraints object appropriate for this controller
100      */

101     public PortletSet.Constraints getConstraints( Map JavaDoc original );
102         
103 }
104
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