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Part I Introduction

1.  Overview

2.  Using the Tutorial Examples

Part II The Web Tier

3.  Getting Started with Web Applications

4.  JavaServer Faces Technology

5.  Introduction to Facelets

6.  Expression Language

7.  Using JavaServer Faces Technology in Web Pages

Setting Up a Page

Adding Components to a Page Using HTML Tags

Common Component Tag Attributes

The id Attribute

The immediate Attribute

The rendered Attribute

The style and styleClass Attributes

The value and binding Attributes

Adding HTML Head and Body Tags

Adding a Form Component

Using Text Components

Rendering a Text Field with the h:inputText Tag

Rendering a Password Field with the h:inputSecret Tag

Rendering a Label with the h:outputLabel Tag

Rendering a Hyperlink with the h:outputLink Tag

Displaying a Formatted Message with the h:outputFormat Tag

Using Command Component Tags for Performing Actions and Navigation

Rendering a Button with the h:commandButton Tag

Rendering a Hyperlink with the h:commandLink Tag

Adding Graphics and Images with the h:graphicImage Tag

Laying Out Components with the h:panelGrid and h:panelGroup Tags

Displaying Components for Selecting One Value

Displaying a Check Box Using the h:selectBooleanCheckbox Tag

Displaying a Menu Using the h:selectOneMenu Tag

Displaying Components for Selecting Multiple Values

Using the f:selectItem and f:selectItems Tags

Using the f:selectItems Tag

Using the f:selectItem Tag

Displaying the Results from Selection Components

Using Data-Bound Table Components

Displaying Error Messages with the h:message and h:messages Tags

Creating Bookmarkable URLs with the h:button and h:link Tags

Using View Parameters to Configure Bookmarkable URLs

The bookmarks Example Application

Building, Packaging, Deploying, and Running the bookmarks Example

Resource Relocation Using h:outputScript and h:outputStylesheet Tags

8.  Using Converters, Listeners, and Validators

9.  Developing with JavaServer Faces Technology

10.  JavaServer Faces Technology: Advanced Concepts

11.  Using Ajax with JavaServer Faces Technology

12.  Composite Components: Advanced Topics and Example

13.  Creating Custom UI Components and Other Custom Objects

14.  Configuring JavaServer Faces Applications

15.  Java Servlet Technology

16.  Uploading Files with Java Servlet Technology

17.  Internationalizing and Localizing Web Applications

Part III Web Services

18.  Introduction to Web Services

19.  Building Web Services with JAX-WS

20.  Building RESTful Web Services with JAX-RS

21.  JAX-RS: Advanced Topics and Example

Part IV Enterprise Beans

22.  Enterprise Beans

23.  Getting Started with Enterprise Beans

24.  Running the Enterprise Bean Examples

25.  A Message-Driven Bean Example

26.  Using the Embedded Enterprise Bean Container

27.  Using Asynchronous Method Invocation in Session Beans

Part V Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform

28.  Introduction to Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform

29.  Running the Basic Contexts and Dependency Injection Examples

30.  Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform: Advanced Topics

31.  Running the Advanced Contexts and Dependency Injection Examples

Part VI Persistence

32.  Introduction to the Java Persistence API

33.  Running the Persistence Examples

34.  The Java Persistence Query Language

35.  Using the Criteria API to Create Queries

36.  Creating and Using String-Based Criteria Queries

37.  Controlling Concurrent Access to Entity Data with Locking

38.  Using a Second-Level Cache with Java Persistence API Applications

Part VII Security

39.  Introduction to Security in the Java EE Platform

40.  Getting Started Securing Web Applications

41.  Getting Started Securing Enterprise Applications

42.  Java EE Security: Advanced Topics

Part VIII Java EE Supporting Technologies

43.  Introduction to Java EE Supporting Technologies

44.  Transactions

45.  Resources and Resource Adapters

46.  The Resource Adapter Example

47.  Java Message Service Concepts

48.  Java Message Service Examples

49.  Bean Validation: Advanced Topics

50.  Using Java EE Interceptors

Part IX Case Studies

51.  Duke's Bookstore Case Study Example

52.  Duke's Tutoring Case Study Example

53.  Duke's Forest Case Study Example



Using Core Tags

The tags included in the JavaServer Faces core tag library are used to perform core actions that are not performed by HTML tags.

Table 7-8 lists the event handling core tags.

Table 7-8 Event Handling Core Tags




Adds an action listener to a parent component


Adds a PhaseListener to a page


Registers a special action listener whose sole purpose is to push a value into a managed bean when a form is submitted


Adds a value-change listener to a parent component

Table 7-9 lists the data conversion core tags.

Table 7-9 Data Conversion Core Tags




Adds an arbitrary converter to the parent component


Adds a DateTimeConverter instance to the parent component


Adds a NumberConverter instance to the parent component

Table 7-10 lists the facet core tags.

Table 7-10 Facet Core Tags




Adds a nested component that has a special relationship to its enclosing tag


Registers a facet on a parent component

Table 7-11 lists the core tags that represent items in a list.

Table 7-11 Core Tags that Represent Items in a List




Represents one item in a list of items


Represents a set of items

Table 7-12 lists the validator core tags.

Table 7-12 Validator Core Tags




Adds a DoubleRangeValidator to a component


Adds a LengthValidator to a component


Adds a LongRangeValidator to a component


Adds a custom validator to a component


Adds a RegExValidator to a component


Delegates the validation of a local value to a BeanValidator


Enforces the presence of a value in a component

Table 7-13 lists the core tags that fall into other categories.

Table 7-13 Miscellaneous Core Tags

Tag Category



Attribute configuration


Adds configurable attributes to a parent component



Specifies a ResourceBundle that is exposed as a Map

Parameter substitution


Substitutes parameters into a MessageFormat instance and adds query string name-value pairs to a URL



Associates an Ajax action with a single component or a group of components based on placement



Allows installing a ComponentSystemEventListener on a component

These tags, which are used in conjunction with component tags, are explained in other sections of this tutorial. Table 7-14 lists the sections that explain how to use specific core tags.

Table 7-14 Where the Core Tags Are Explained


Where Explained

Event handling tags

Registering Listeners on Components

Data conversion tags

Using the Standard Converters


Using Data-Bound Table Components and Laying Out Components with the h:panelGrid and h:panelGroup Tags


Setting the Resource Bundle


Using View Parameters to Configure Bookmarkable URLs


Displaying a Formatted Message with the h:outputFormat Tag

f:selectItem and f:selectItems

Using the f:selectItem and f:selectItems Tags

Validator tags

Using the Standard Validators


Chapter 11, Using Ajax with JavaServer Faces Technology