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The Definitive Guide to JSF in Java EE 8: Building Web Applications with JavaServer Faces by Arjan Tijms, Bauke Scholtz

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© Bauke Scholtz, Arjan Tijms 2018

Bauke Scholtz and Arjan Tijms, The Definitive Guide to JSF in Java EE 8, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3387-0_12

12. Search Expressions

Bauke Scholtz and Arjan Tijms2

(1)Willemstad, Curaçao

(2)Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

As stated in the sections “Ajax Life Cycle” in Chapter 3 and “Ajaxifying Components” in Chapter 4, the execute and render attributes of <f:ajax> tag take a space-separated collection of so-called component search expressions .

The search expressions have always been part of JSF (JavaServer Faces) since the beginning as this is used in the for attribute of <h:outputLabel>, <h:message>, and <h:messages>, but they have only become essential knowledge for the JSF developer since the ...

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