Document Information


Part I Introduction

1.  Overview

2.  Using the Tutorial Examples

Part II The Web Tier

3.  Getting Started with Web Applications

4.  Java Servlet Technology

5.  JavaServer Pages Technology

6.  JavaServer Pages Documents

7.  JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library

8.  Custom Tags in JSP Pages

9.  Scripting in JSP Pages

JavaServer Faces Technology User Interface

JavaServer Faces Technology Benefits

What Is a JavaServer Faces Application?

A Simple JavaServer Faces Application

Steps in the Development Process

Mapping the FacesServlet Instance

Creating the Pages

Declaring the Tag Libraries

Adding the view and form Tags

Adding a Label Component

Adding an Image

Adding a Text Field

Registering a Validator on a Text Field

Adding a Custom Message

Adding a Button

Displaying Error Messages

Defining Page Navigation

Configuring Error Messages

Developing the Beans

Adding Managed Bean Declarations

User Interface Component Model

User Interface Component Classes

Component Rendering Model

Conversion Model

Event and Listener Model

Validation Model

Navigation Model

Backing Beans

Creating a Backing Bean Class

Configuring a Bean

Using the Unified EL to Reference Backing Beans

The Life Cycle of a JavaServer Faces Page

Restore View Phase

Apply Request Values Phase

Process Validations Phase

Update Model Values Phase

Invoke Application Phase

Render Response Phase

Further Information about JavaServer Faces Technology

11.  Using JavaServer Faces Technology in JSP Pages

12.  Developing with JavaServer Faces Technology

13.  Creating Custom UI Components

14.  Configuring JavaServer Faces Applications

15.  Internationalizing and Localizing Web Applications

Part III Web Services

16.  Building Web Services with JAX-WS

17.  Binding between XML Schema and Java Classes

18.  Streaming API for XML

19.  SOAP with Attachments API for Java

Part IV Enterprise Beans

20.  Enterprise Beans

21.  Getting Started with Enterprise Beans

22.  Session Bean Examples

23.  A Message-Driven Bean Example

Part V Persistence

24.  Introduction to the Java Persistence API

25.  Persistence in the Web Tier

26.  Persistence in the EJB Tier

27.  The Java Persistence Query Language

Part VI Services

28.  Introduction to Security in the Java EE Platform

29.  Securing Java EE Applications

30.  Securing Web Applications

31.  The Java Message Service API

32.  Java EE Examples Using the JMS API

33.  Transactions

34.  Resource Connections

35.  Connector Architecture

Part VII Case Studies

36.  The Coffee Break Application

37.  The Duke's Bank Application

Part VIII Appendixes

A.  Java Encoding Schemes

B.  About the Authors



Chapter 10

JavaServer Faces Technology

JavaServer Faces technology is a server-side user interface component framework for Java technology-based web applications.

The main components of JavaServer Faces technology are as follows:

  • An API for representing UI components and managing their state; handling events, server-side validation, and data conversion; defining page navigation; supporting internationalization and accessibility; and providing extensibility for all these features

  • Two JavaServer Pages (JSP) custom tag libraries for expressing UI components within a JSP page and for wiring components to server-side objects

The well-defined programming model and tag libraries significantly ease the burden of building and maintaining web applications with server-side UIs. With minimal effort, you can

  • Drop components onto a page by adding component tags

  • Wire component-generated events to server-side application code

  • Bind UI components on a page to server-side data

  • Construct a UI with reusable and extensible components

  • Save and restore UI state beyond the life of server requests