JSF and Facelets

Posted by Andrea Nasato Tue, 22 Nov 2005 10:42:00 GMT

One of the main issues with JSF is the plenty of use of custom tags in the view. If you don’t want to use a visual instrument like Java Studio Creator, building a page could become a nightmare, especially if your graphic designer uses a huge amount of html components.

If you ever tried Tapestry you know that with that framework this is not a problem, when you have the html template you have only to put the proper attribute to dynamically rendered tags and it’s all done.

Now also JSF allows you to do that: the project facelets aims to have the same approach used when developing with Tapestry. With facelets you can use templating and write a plain html file as a view.

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