Siebel Portal Framework Guide > Integrating External Content > Understanding Portal Agents >
Use this disposition type when aspects of the external application do not allow content to be aggregated with other Siebel content. See Portal Agent Restrictions for more information about when this may occur.
The IFrame disposition type uses the
<iframe> tag to create an Internal Frame as part of the page generated by the Siebel Server. It allows the Portal Agent to retrieve content to populate the Internal Frame. This content does not pass through the Siebel Server, but is directly requested by the client and sent by the application server to the user's browser. Although this disposition type is not as preferable as the Inline disposition type, in most cases, it is the method that works.
The IFrame disposition type will work in many cases. However, it does not work when frames displayed within the
NOTE: The IFrame disposition type is supported on Internet Explorer 5.5 and above.
Contextual Navigation Between Siebel Applications and Oracle Business Intelligence Pages
When an Oracle Business Intelligence (Oracle BI) page is integrated with a Siebel application through the portal framework and the portal content is dependent on the Siebel record, any change or update of the record in the Siebel application must also be reflected in the portal content. For example, an Oracle BI applet embedded in a view with the Account List applet will have its content dynamically changed at the same time the content is changed within the Account List applet. To enable this behavior, you must do the following.