Gartner Research

Gartner Assessment: WSRP

Published: 30 October 2009

ID: G00203793

Analyst(s): Craig Roth


This assessment by Collaboration and Content Strategies Service Director Craig Roth describes the Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) standard. It lists its important properties, the problems it applies to, and provides a conceptual diagram.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • Thesis
  • Introduction
  • Use Cases
    • Syndicating a Branded Portlet to Users on Platforms Outside the Syndicator's Control
    • Developing a “Portal of Portals”
    • Exposing Portlets from Another Platform the Development Team Doesn't Know
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

The Details

  • Producers and Consumers
  • Standards History: Climbing the Maturity Curve
  • Features of WSRP 1.0
    • Service Description
    • Markup
    • Registration
    • Portlet Management
  • Features of WSRP 2.0
    • Inter-Portlet Communication
    • Leasing
    • Extensions
  • Beyond 2.0: The Evolution of WSRP


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