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JSF 1.2 Components

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JSF 1.2 Components


Overview of this book

Today's web developers need powerful tools to deliver richer, faster, and smoother web experiences. JavaServer Faces includes powerful, feature-rich, Ajax-enabled UI components that provide all the functionality needed to build web applications in a Web 2.0 world. It's the perfect way to build rich, interactive, and "Web 2.0-style" Java web apps. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the most popular JSF components available today and demonstrate step-by-step how to build increasingly sophisticated JSF user interfaces with standard JSF, Facelets, Apache Tomahawk/Trinidad, ICEfaces, JBoss Seam, JBoss RichFaces/Ajax4jsf, and JSF 2.0 components. JSF 1.2 Components is both an excellent starting point for new JSF developers, and a great reference and “how to” guide for experienced JSF professionals. This book progresses logically from an introduction to standard JSF HTML, and JSF Core components to advanced JSF UI development. As you move through the book, you will learn how to build composite views using Facelets tags, implement common web development tasks using Tomahawk components, and add Ajax capabilities to your JSF user interface with ICEfaces components. You will also learn how to solve the complex web application development challenges with the JBoss Seam framework. At the end of the book, you will be introduced to the new and up-coming JSF component libraries that will provide a road map of the future JSF technologies.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
JSF 1.2 Components
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Installation and Configuration

The first step to getting started with the Apache MyFaces Trinidad framework is to download and install the necessary JAR files. These files can be obtained from the Apache website ( The example application for this chapter included with this book contains a fully functional Java web application with the necessary JAR files and configuration changes in web.xml for reference purposes. To highlight the key steps needed to use Trinidad, the following steps are needed:

  1. 1. Copy the Trinidad JAR files to the WEB-INF/lib directory.

  2. 2. Add the following to web.xml. Notice that we are specifying that we are using Facelets by setting the org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.ALTERNATE_VIEW_HANDLER parameter. We are also disabling view caching and enabling file modification checking for development purposes. We also specify the HTTP session for change persistence and we disable content compression to simplify debugging the Trinidad framework...