MGSwebSourcing jQuery & AJAX Solution Services
AJAX enables a dynamic, asynchronous Web experience without the need for page refreshes. Find out how this combination of technologies that you already know and love can reinvent your Web development.
Most Web portals allow portal users to preview the contents of their e-mail inboxes from the main page. In order to view the body text in their messages, however, users need to click on the individual messages-one by one, refreshing the page each time. This case study demonstrates how to practically accomplish richer Web client behavior, similar to what rich clients like Outlook Express and Mozilla Thunderbird provide, utilizing the existing Web technologies of AJAX.
It builds a portlet that provides not only access to the list of most recent messages but also previews of the messages themselves-all from the main page without needing to refresh.
In order to access message content, you need a server component that provides access to the messages. This demonstration utilizes a trivial servlet that will serve as a simulator, providing a comma-separated representation of the messages: from, subject, date, and message body.