JavaServer Faces API (2.0)

Please see the description for a list of normative documents in the JavaServerTM Specification.


javax.faces Top level classes for the JavaServer(tm) Faces API.
javax.faces.application APIs that are used to link an application's business logic objects to JavaServer Faces, as well as convenient pluggable mechanisms to manage the execution of an application that is based on JavaServer Faces.
javax.faces.component Fundamental APIs for user interface components.
javax.faces.component.behavior APIs for attaching additional behavior to user interface components.
javax.faces.component.html Specialized user interface component classes for HTML.

APIs for traversing a user interface component view.

javax.faces.context Classes and interfaces defining per-request state information.
javax.faces.convert Contains classes and interfaces defining converters.
javax.faces.el DEPRECATED Classes and interfaces for evaluating and processing reference expressions.
javax.faces.event Interfaces describing events and event listeners, and concrete event implementation classes.
javax.faces.lifecycle Classes and interfaces defining lifecycle management for the JavaServer Faces implementation.
javax.faces.model Standard model data beans for JavaServer Faces.
javax.faces.render Classes and interfaces defining the rendering model.
javax.faces.validator Interface defining the validator model, and concrete validator implementation classes.

Classes for defining a View Declaration Language (VDL) for authoring JavaServer Faces user interfaces.


This package contains public classes for the Java code API of Facelets.

javax.faces.webapp Classes required for integration of JavaServer Faces into web applications, including a standard servlet, base classes for JSP custom component tags, and concrete tag implementations for core tags.


Please see the description for a list of normative documents in the JavaServerTM Specification.

The Java Server Faces Specification is composed of several documents:

Specification Document Available formats
The API Javadocs (this document) generated HTML
The Standard HTML RenderKit Specification generated HTML
The JSP Taglibarydocs generated HTML
The Facelets Taglibarydocs (including the new "composite" Facelets tag library) generated HTML
The JSDoc for the JavaScript API (including Ajax functionality) generated HTML
The prose document PDF

The following table includes sub-specifications that are not required to be implemented for compliance with JSF 2.0. Implementations are strongly recommend to implement these specifications to maximize the ease of use for the users.

Specification Document Available formats
Faces Managed Bean Annotation Specification For Containers Conforming to Servlet 2.5 and Beyond generated HTML

If the generated portions of the specification were generated with change notification enabled, the following color codes indicate the nature of the change. Non color coded change-bars are included in the non-generated portion of the specification. Please see the preface in the spec prose document for a list of changes.

Added in version 2.0
Modified in version 2.0
Deleted or deprecated in version 2.0

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