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JSF 1.2 Components by Ian Hlavats

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Summary

This chapter provided an introduction to the key concepts of the JavaServer Faces framework, and demonstrated how a number of common web development tasks can be implemented using JSF.

We introduced the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture that provides the conceptual framework of a JSF application. We also discussed the role of managed beans in JSF as event handlers that implement application logic and perform model updates in response to user gestures. We introduced the JSF Expression Language (EL) and JSF converters and validators.

Next, we looked at how to implement common web development tasks using JSF components. We examined a number of standard JSF components, and looked at several use cases such as gathering input from users ...

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