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The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Advanced Topics, Fourth Edition by Ricardo Cervera-Navarro, William Markito, Devika Gollapudi, Ian Evans, Eric Jendrock, Kim Haase, Chinmayee Srivathsa

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Chapter 6. Creating Custom UI Components and Other Custom Objects

JavaServer Faces technology offers a basic set of standard, reusable UI components that enable quick and easy construction of user interfaces for web applications. These components mostly map one-to-one to the elements in HTML 4. However, an application often requires a component that has additional functionality or requires a completely new component. JavaServer Faces technology allows extension of standard components to enhance their functionality or to create custom components. A rich ecosystem of third party component libraries is built on this extension capability, but it is beyond the scope of this tutorial to examine them. A web search for “JSF Component Libraries” is a ...

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