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JavaServer Faces 2.0 by Chris Schalk, Ed Burns

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CHAPTER 3The JavaServer Faces Request Processing Lifecycle

The preceding chapter presented a simple example of a JavaServer Faces application and introduced many of the practical aspects of JSF. There is, however, another important part of JSF that must be discussed before we can begin an in-depth examination of each JSF feature. This is the request processing lifecycle. The request processing lifecycle serves as the “behind-the-scenes” engine that makes JavaServer Faces possible. This chapter examines the key concepts behind the JavaServer Faces request processing lifecycle and explains how it processes Web requests in a well-defined, event-based manner. A thorough understanding of the request processing lifecycle is important because its various ...

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