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Portlets are reusable Web components that display relevant information to portal users. Examples for portlets are: Portlet standards enable developers to create portlets that can be plugged in any portal supporting the standards.

The purpose of the interface "Web Services for Remote Portlets" is to provide a web services standard that allows for the "plug-n-play" of portals, other intermediary web applications that aggregate content, and applications from disparate sources.

The portlet specification enables interoperability between portlets and portals. This specification defines a set of APIs for portal computing addressing the areas of aggregation, personalization, presentation and security.

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