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JSF 1.2 Components by Ian Hlavats

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Using Ajax effectively

The Ajax4jsf tag library provides a number of powerful Ajax components that can significantly enhance the interactivity and performance of the user interface for a JSF application. One of the goals of Ajax is to enable more fine-grained communication between the browser and the web server, allowing the application to make incremental view updates without the overhead of a full-page reload for each minor change.

As Ajax-based interactivity can increase the "chattiness" of a web page, the developers of the Ajax4jsf library made sure to include some performance-tuning features in the component library. Let's examine some of the key features of Ajax4jsf and discuss how we can use Ajax effectively in combination with RichFaces ...

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