The Java EE 5 Tutorial

Providing the Renderer Type

After setting the component properties, the tag handler provides a renderer type (if there is a renderer associated with the component) to the JavaServer Faces implementation. It does this using the getRendererType method:

public String getRendererType() {return "DemoMap";}

The renderer type that is returned is the name under which the renderer is registered with the application. See Delegating Rendering to a Renderer for more information.

If your component does not have a renderer associated with it, getRendererType should return null. In this case, the renderer-type element in the application configuration file should also be set to null.