Chapter 7. Spring Web Flow

In this chapter, you will learn how to use Spring Web Flow, a subproject of the Spring framework, to model and manage your web application's UI flows. Spring Web Flow's usage has changed significantly from version 1.0 to 2.0. Spring Web Flow 2.0 is simpler than 1.0 and makes a lot of convention-over-configuration improvements. This chapter will focus on Spring Web Flow 2.0 only. Note that Spring Web Flow 2.0 requires the Spring framework 2.5.4 or higher. Note also that Spring Web Flow 2.0.8 and later features slightly different configuration than in previous versions. For this chapter, we will work with Spring Web Flow 2.0.8 configuration.

In traditional web application development, developers often manage their UI flows ...

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