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Created by Fang on November 10, 2011 13:19:13    Last update: December 01, 2011 19:10:43
You can add custom implicit variables to JSF pages by using a custom EL resolver, in two simple steps: Write an ELResolver class to resolve the variable Add the ELResolver to faces-config.xml Starting from the Maven Hello World example: Add faces API and EL dependencies to pom.xml : <dependencies> <dependency> <groupId>o... Add a simple greeter class ( src/main/java/com/example/Greeter.java ): package com.example; public class Greeter {... Add our custom EL resolver ( src/main/java/com/example/ELResolver.java ): package com.example; import java.util.Itera... Add the custom EL resolver to src/main/resources/META-INF/faces-config.xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <faces-c... Build JAR with mvn package Drop the JAR into WEB-INF/lib of a webapp and test the new EL with: <h:outputText value="#{Greeter.sayHi('Mike')}"/> Fixed: the setValue method used to throw an exception, which is wrong. @Override public void setValue(ELContext ctx, O......
Created by Fang on November 08, 2011 20:55:00    Last update: November 21, 2011 18:19:44
In the simple taglib example , I used a tag handler class to implement a taglib. This is an example to implement a taglib with a UI component. The purpose is to use a custom tag to split a string and print each part in a separate paragraph, i.e., print <p>john</p> <p>steve</p> <p>mike</p> with custom tag <my:foreach> : <my:foreach var="who" value="john steve mike"> ... These are the files: pom.xml <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"... src/main/java/com/example/UIForeash.java : package com.example; import java.io.IOExcep... src/main/resources/META-INF/faces-config.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <faces-c... src/main/resources/META-INF/foreach.taglib.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <facelet... How to use: Put the JAR file generated by the above project in the WEB-INF/lib folder of the web app. If the web app is a Maven project, just add the taglib project as a dependency:...
Created by Fang on November 10, 2011 20:33:46    Last update: November 10, 2011 20:33:46
The stack trace is like this: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Component prop... You get this error because you are using the class attribute with a JSF UI component, for which the class attribute cannot be altered. Of course you meant CSS class, not Java class! You can use the styleClass attribute instead of the class attribute. The styleClass attribute becomes the class attribute when the component is rendered. If you can add a tag handler to the UI component, you can alias class to styleClass , which will allow you to use the class attribute on the UI component: import javax.faces.view.facelets.*; pub...
Created by Fang on November 03, 2011 19:47:38    Last update: November 08, 2011 20:24:47
This is a step-by-step example to create a really simple facelet taglib (in JSF 2 with Maven). Create a simple Maven project with: mvn archetype:create -DgroupId=com.example -Dartif... Three files are created as a result: pom.xml src/main/java/com/example/App.java src/test/java/com/example/AppTest.java This project should be able to build with: mvn package Add facelet API dependencies to pom.xml : <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.... The compiler plugin section is optional. Remove src/main/java/com/example/App.java , create a new Java class as the facelet Tag Handler ( HelloTagHandler.java ): package com.example; import java.io.IOExcep... This tag handler simply prints a "Hello" message. Create facelet tag declaration file src/main/resources/META-INF/hello.taglib.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <facelet... Build the JAR with mvn clean package Optionally, install it to the local repository: mvn install To use the taglib, simply drop the...
Created by Fang on October 28, 2011 13:49:40    Last update: October 30, 2011 19:23:25
This is a simple example to demonstrate the templating power of JSF facelets. If you've used struts tiles before, you'll recognize the simplicity of templating with facelets. I've stripped out everything else except the pages themselves, just to put our focus on facelets. This is a Maven based project, and you need Tomcat (or any servlet container) to run the resulting webapp. To begin with this is the list of files: ./pom.xml ./src/main/webapp/home.xhtml ./src... I left faces-config.xml in there for completeness sake, it may not be needed. The Maven POM ( pom.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <project... Web app configuration ( WEB-INF/web.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <web-app... Empty WEB-INF/faces-config.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!-- Thi... index.jsp is simply a redirect to home.jsf : <% response.sendRedirect("home.jsf"); %>...
Created by Dr. Xi on April 26, 2011 21:25:55    Last update: April 27, 2011 11:08:57
The following code validates a web.xml file against the web-app 2.5 schema: // Java XML validation with schema import java.... web.xml used for testing: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <web-ap... According to Java API doc , validation can also be done while parsing by calling setSchema on the parsing factory. However, validation doesn't work for the SAXParserFactory! // Java XML validation with schema import java....
Created by Dr. Xi on November 23, 2010 20:20:01    Last update: March 01, 2011 13:38:51
I tried to find a GZIP compression servlet filter to compress a large log file that we send down to the browser. Most of the implementations I found were overly complicated and many buggy. This is a simple implementation that worked for me. The filter: package filter.demo; import java.io.*; i... Config web.xml : <filter> <filter-name>gzipFilter</filte... The ugly anonymous inner class could have been avoided if the servlet API did not insist on ServletResponse.getOutputStream returning the bogus ServletOutputStream class (instead of the plain OutputStream ). Additional Note: In an earlier version of this filter, the gzip headers were added in doFilter , like this: // This is NOT good! if (supportsGzip) { ... It turned out that the ServletResponse methods sendError bypasses the gzip...
Created by Dr. Xi on February 10, 2010 23:39:37    Last update: February 10, 2010 23:39:37
Example web.xml that includes most frequently used elements. This sample is for Servlet Specification 2.4. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <web-ap...
Created by Dr. Xi on January 08, 2010 03:53:37    Last update: January 08, 2010 03:54:56
This is an Ant custom task to merge Properties files I lifted from http://marc.info/?l=ant-user&m=106442688632164&w=2 , with some minor bug fixes. Example usage: <taskdef name="mergeProperty" classname="ant.task.... Implementation: package ant.task.addon; import java.io.Buff...
Created by Fang on September 07, 2009 16:39:37    Last update: September 07, 2009 18:43:04
It's easiest to use the archetype plugin to start a new Maven project. I'll use struts 1 as example since it's not in the built-in archetypes for archetype:generate . Generate a simple webapp with archetype:generate : C:\work\maven>mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeAr... It generates a directory structure like this: struts1app struts1app/pom.xml struts1app/src... with a simple POM: <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"... Create settings.xml in $HOME/.m2 , add Java.net repository for Java EE dependencies: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <setting... Add Java EE and Struts dependencies in pom.xml . Note that the Java EE dependency has scope provided , meaning that the web app container provides the jars, therefore we don't need to bundle them with our war fie. <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"... Create a directory named java under main , create the Struts form and...
Created by Dr. Xi on October 23, 2008 03:54:04    Last update: October 23, 2008 03:57:44
Add validator plugin in struts-config.xml <struts-config> . . . ... Set validate="true" on action form <struts-config> <!-- ========== Form Bean De... Add validation rules in validation.xml <?xml version='1.0' encoding='windows-1252'?> <... If you override validate , make sure super.validate is called. package com.example; import javax.servlet.h... Read the documentation: http://struts.apache.org/1.2.4/userGuide/dev_validator.html