Chapter 11. Pages and Components

In the early days of Java, developers dealt with HTML directly, by emitting HTML from servlets. We then moved from servlets to Java Server Pages (JSP) to custom tags. Today, Java EE 6 brings a new version of JSF, simplifying web interface development.

In this chapter, you will see different technologies used in Java EE 6 to create web pages. First, the text covers some basic concepts such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and then moves on to JSP, EL, and JSTL. I then introduce you to Facelets, the preferred page declaration language (PDL) in JSF. The remainder of the chapter focuses on how to create web interfaces using JSF or custom components. The next chapter will focus on how to navigate between pages and how to ...

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