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JSF 1.2 Components by Ian Hlavats

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Laying out components

The standard JSF HTML components that we have covered so far represent the basic building blocks of a JSF user interface. In GUI development terminology, the basic set of controls supported by HTML represents what can be described as base-level components, in the sense that buttons, checkboxes, and radio buttons cannot have other visible components nested inside them.

The organization of elements on the form is an essential step in the development of a JSF user interface. Determining the optimal arrangement, alignment, and distribution of user interface controls is an important decision-making process for UI designers that can have an impact on the usability of our application. Do we place labels to the left of controls or ...

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