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Practical RichFaces, Second Edition by Ilya Shaikovsky, Max Katz

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C H A P T E R  7

Rich Data Iteration Components

If you know how to use the standard JSF <h:dataTable> component, then you basically know how to use any data iteration components available in RichFaces. Now, RichFaces offers a number of features above and beyond what the standard data table component provides, such as advanced models, lazy loading, sorting, filtering, skins, and partial-table updates.

JSF 2 provides two components to iterate over data: <h:dataTable> and <ui:repeat>. The <h:dataTable> component generates an HTML <table>..</table> structure. The <ui:repeat> component allows you to iterate over collections wrapping with any HTML markup. However, when displaying collections in real enterprise applications, a simple table format ...

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