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Created by Fang on April 16, 2012 12:58:35    Last update: April 16, 2012 12:58:35
To implement a JSP custom tag with dynamic attributes (for example, to pass-thru arbitrary attributes not handled by the JSP tag): Set the dynamic-attributes element to true in the TLD: <tag> <name>mark</name> <tag-class>c... The tag handler must implement javax.servlet.jsp.tagext.DynamicAttributes : package com.example.jsp; import java.io.*; ...
Created by Fang on February 16, 2012 12:27:55    Last update: February 16, 2012 12:34:58
Here are some ways to run a main method using Maven: Use the exec plugin: mvn exec:java -Dexec.mainClass="com.example.App" or, with arguments: mvn exec:java -Dexec.mainClass="com.example.App" -... Attach it to a build phase with the build element: <build> <plugins> <plugin> ... If you want to run main from Maven, it's probably just some test code. You are better off just to write a test case, or call the main method from a test class: package com.example; import junit.framework...
Created by Fang on January 28, 2012 13:24:09    Last update: January 28, 2012 13:31:22
This is a simple JSP custom tags library with tag body. Just like the JSF counterpart , it splits a string and repeats the body for each word, i.e., with this markup: <%@ taglib uri="http://custom.tag.com/demo" prefix... output: <html> <body> <p>Hello Tigger!</p> <p>H... With Maven, this is the directory structure: ./src ./src/main ./src/main/resources ./s... There are three files to write: pom.xml : <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"... src/main/java/tagdemo/IterateTag.java : package tagdemo; import java.io.IOException... src/main/resources/META-INF/demotag.tld : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DO... Build with: mvn clean install To use it as a dependency in other Maven projects: <dependency> <groupId>tag-demo</groupId> ...
Created by lokf on January 13, 2012 14:10:42    Last update: January 13, 2012 14:10:42
For some reason I don't know writing to files in Android is very complicated and tedious. Here is some code for those who might need it. Apps should write in the SD in the directory /Android/data/package_name/files/ so that it is deleted with the app uninstall. package randomname; import java.io.BufferedOutputStream; import java.io.File; import java.io.FileInputStream; import java.io.FileNotFoundException; import java.io.FileOutputStream; import java.io.FileWriter; import java.io.IOException; import java.io.OutputStream; import java.io.OutputStreamWriter; import java.nio.ByteBuffer; import android.content.Context; import android.os.Environment; import android.util.Log; public class FileIOLibrary { String packageName; boolean mExternalStorageAvailable = false; boolean mExternalStorageWriteable = false; FileIOLibrary(String packageNamep) { this.packageName=packageNamep; } public boolean isExternalStorageAvailable() { updateExternalStorageState(); return mExternalStorageAvailable; } public boolean isExternalStorageWritable() { updateExternalStorageState(); return mExternalStorageWriteable; } /** * writes the current state of SD card to the corresponding variables */ void updateExternalStorageState() {...
Created by Fang on December 06, 2011 19:03:25    Last update: December 07, 2011 08:54:11
Our custom tag, as implemented in the previous note , is broken when a template is used. Create a template file ( home-template.xhtml ): <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Stric... and a test page that uses it ( home.xhtml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <ui:comp... Then request the page with URL: http://localhost:8080/facelet-demo/home.jsf?name=Jack . You'll find that our hello tag works inside ui:repeat but fails to get the value defined by ui:param ! What's the problem? Our hello tag implementation evaluated the EL with the wrong EL context! This is the corrected implementation: package com.example; import java.io.IOExcep...
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 21, 2011 15:57:49    Last update: November 22, 2011 09:51:26
The improved custom taglib works with existing facelet ui taglibs. For example: <ui:param name="theName" value="John"/> <my:hel... produces the expected output. However, a problem exists with the ui:repeat tag: <h3>With ui:repeat</h3> <ui:repeat var="theName... When tested with a URL like: http://localhost:8080/facelet-demo/?name=Zack&name... the raw EL prints out the correct names, but my custom tag substitutes empty string for theName2 ! In theory, the response is rendered in the Render Response phase, way after the Apply Request Values phase, actual values should be available to EL. The answer to this anomaly turned out to be very deep ! Yes, right there in the code! I would consider this a bug in facelets implementation, but the JSF spec did not tell what the expected behavior should be. In my custom...
Created by Fang on November 21, 2011 13:49:11    Last update: November 21, 2011 13:49:11
In the test for the simple taglib example , I used a literal string for the name attribute: <my:hello name="Jack"/> What happens if the name attribute contains EL expresson? For example: <my:hello name="#{param['name']}"/> If EL works, the tag should take the value of the " name " request parameter and print it out. But the tag as implemented in the simple taglib example prints the literal string: Hello #{param['name']}! I am FaceletTag. In order to make a tag to recognize EL, we have to use TagAttribute.getValue(FaceletContext ctx) instead of TagAttribute.getValue() . The latter returns the literal value of the attribute. The HelloTagHandler should be changed to: package com.example; import java.io.IOExcep... Rebuild the taglib and test with a URL like this: http://localhost:8080/facelet-test/?name=Jack The tag will print:...
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"); %>...
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