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About Disposition Types

One of the steps in setting up a Portal Agent is creating a Symbolic URL. The Symbolic URL specifies the information necessary to construct the HTTP request to send to the external application. Symbolic URLs can be one of several disposition types. The disposition type determines:

  • The interaction between the browser, the Siebel Server, and the external application.
  • How external content is displayed in the user interface.

It is important to understand these disposition types and determine which one suits your integration needs. Each disposition type is discussed in one of the following sections:

The procedure for defining Symbolic URLs is covered in Defining Symbolic URLs.

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