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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

Debugging Seam applications

The previous long-running conversation example gives us a good overview of how to use several features of the Seam framework together in a real-world scenario. Just like the Facelets framework provides a debug page that can be used to look "under the hood" to make sure that our JSF application is working as expected, Seam also provides a debug page that provides insightful information for developers. To enable the Seam debug page, first we must ensure that the JAR file names jboss-seam-debug.jar is located only in the WEB-INF/lib folder, and not in the EAR file lib directory. Next, we need to set the debug attribute to true in our components.xml file as follows:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<components xmlns=
xmlns:core= xmlns:persistence=
xmlns:security= xmlns:drools...