Currently, auto-switching to edit_defaults mode is working in the following condition (See
JS2-634 for detail.)
a) The following property is set to true in /WEB-INF/conf/jetspeed.properties.
b) A portlet application has custom portlet mode mapping declaration like the following (in portlet.xml):
<description>a Custom Edit_defaults Mode</description>
c) A portlet must support EDIT mode and it must have public doEdit() method.
By the way, this portlet must not support edit_defaults mode explicitly in its portlet definition. If it defines edit_defaults mode support explicitly, it means it doesn't need "auto-switching".
However, with the above conditions, we cannot support auto-switching to edit_defaults mode correctly if a portlet should not support EDIT mode but it should support edit_defaults mode.
Therefore, I'd like to change the last condition (c) like this:
c) A portlet must have a public render helper method for edit mode.
With Portlet 2.0 GenericPortlet class, the helper method can be an annotated one or the defined method, "doEdit(RenderRequest, RenderResponse)".