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JavaServer Faces 2.0, The Complete Reference by Chris Schalk, Ed Burns

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CHAPTER 6The Navigation Model

One of the most elegant design aspects of JavaServer Faces is its navigation model. The JSF Navigation Model allows for the definition of a JSF application’s entire page flow, which is a collection of rules governing when and how page navigation should occur in an application. As you may recall, basic navigation was introduced in Chapter 2; however, this chapter goes further and examines the JSF Navigation Model in detail by describing both the architecture behind JSF navigation as well as the different types of navigation.

The chapter begins by describing a new navigation feature added by JSF 2.0 called implicit navigation, which makes it very easy to add navigation to your application without adding XML configuration. ...

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