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

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CHAPTER 13Building Non-UI Custom Components

Chapter 11 presented the easiest way to extend Faces, by providing custom UI components that page authors can easily use. In addition to allowing custom UI components, Faces has many non-UI component extension points that have no visual representation for the end user. These non-UI component extension points are far less frequently used, but when you need to use them, you really need to use them. For example, if the existing set of validators and converters doesn’t meet your requirements, you need to provide a custom solution, as shown in Chapter 8. In a more advanced case, if you want to seamlessly integrate JSF into an existing dependency injection scheme, such as Spring, implementing a custom EL ...

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