The Java EE 6 Tutorial, Volume I

Rendering a Hyperlink With the h:outputLink Tag

The h:outputLink tag is used to render a hyperlink that, when clicked, loads another page but does not generate an action event. You should use this tag instead of the h:commandLink tag if you always want the URL (specified by the h:outputLink tag’s value attribute) to open and do not want any processing to performed when the user clicks the link. Here is an example:

<h:outputLink value="javadocs">
    Documentation for this demo

The text in the body of the outputLink tag identifies the text that the user clicks to get to the next page.