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JSF 1.2 Components by Ian Hlavats

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Chapter 3. Apache MyFaces Tomahawk Components

In the previous chapter, we learned how to use the Facelets view definition framework as a templating system for JSF. In this chapter, we will look at how to implement a number of typical web application development scenarios using the Tomahawk JSF component library.

What is a component library? The JSF framework is highly extensible, and this is especially true for UI components. JSF includes a flexible class hierarchy that developers can extend to create their own custom components. The Tomahawk component library is an excellent example of the extensibility of JSF as a UI component framework.

The Tomahawk library contains more than 75 custom JSF components. We will look at a subset of these components ...

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