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Practical RichFaces, Second Edition by Ilya Shaikovsky, Max Katz

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C H A P T E R  4

Getting Started with Rich Components

Now that we have covered RichFaces foundation, a4j:* tags, advanced features, and customization, in this chapter we are going to get started with rich components or the rich:* tag library. We won't cover all the components here; we have other chapters for that. In this chapter, we will show you the concepts and common features that all rich components share. Some common features are using facets, components JavaScript API, and sending Ajax requests. Once you master these concepts, you will be able to use any rich component available today or introduced in a future RichFaces release.

Rich or Ajax Component?

If you're asking—should I use a rich or Ajax component?—it doesn't matter. It can ...

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