Category Archives: JSF 2.2

Book JavaServer Faces 2.2 published (German)

JavaServer Faces 2.2

I am very proud to announce, that at the third edition of our german JSF book JavaServer Faces 2.2 – Grundlagen und erweiterte Konzepte is available.

The new edition adds JSF 2.2 topics like HTML5 integration, the file upload component, Faces Flows or resource library contracts. Besides that, the new book additionally shows how to use PrimeFaces and how to integrate JSF and CDI.


JSF 2.2: HTML5 friendly markup

HTML5 is probably one of the most used buzzwords in the web development world these days. But behind the hype there are some really useful features and enhancements making the life of web developers easier (and probably more exciting). There have been several community approaches to combine JSF and HTML5 but the official support starts with JSF 2.2. In this post of the series on JSF 2.2 I will show how to create HTML5 friendly markup with passthrough attributes and elements.

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JSF 2.2: View Scope for CDI

JSF and CDI are a very fine and powerful combination. But until recently there was something missing in this relationship: the view scope. In this post of the series on JSF 2.2 I will quickly show the new JSF 2.2 view scope implementation for CDI.

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JSF 2.2: Reset input fields

In this post of the series on JSF 2.2 I will show a use case for the new resetValues attribute on f:ajax. With this attribute (and the the related code) JSF 2.2 provides a solution for a problem that has been around for quite some time. In some cases JSF cannot update the values of input components during ajax requests unless their value is explicitly reset.

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JSF 2.2: New namespaces

In this post of the series on JSF 2.2 I will show the new XML namespaces used by JSF 2.2 for faces-config.xml, custom tag lib config files and JSF taglibs. Basically, all namespaces start with now instead of So one more remnant of the Sun era that was removed.

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JSF 2.2: File upload with h:inputFile

After so many years it finally happened! The JSF 2.2 specification features a file upload component. In this post of the series on JSF 2.2 I will show how to upload files with the brand new h:inputFile component.

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JSF 2.2: Empty composite component attributes

In my post about empty attributes in composite components I discussed problems with composite component attributes whose value is null. So, in my fifth post of the series on JSF 2.2 features I will show that the JSF 2.2 specification (see [1]) solves this issue (see [2]).

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