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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 10, 2011 09:26:12    Last update: November 10, 2011 09:26:12
Syntax highlighted XML schema for JSF 2.0 Application Configuration Resource File ( faces-config.xml ). Almost 3000 lines! <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <xsd:sch...
Created by Fang on October 31, 2011 21:10:10    Last update: October 31, 2011 21:13:10
In this example I'll add a parameter to a facelets template. The example contains three tabs, each tab points to a different page. The tab control is shared among all pages, therefore, it is put in the template. Starting from the simple facelet example , make these additions: Create a new template WEB-INF/templates/tabs.xhtml : <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Stric... Add a page for the about tab ( about.xhtml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <ui:comp... Add a page for the news tab ( news.xhtml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <ui:comp... Add a page for the partner tab ( partner.xhtml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <ui:comp... Build and re-deploy the application. Launch the browser and load page http://localhost:8080/facelet-demo/about.jsf . This is a screenshot:
Created by Dr. Xi on April 26, 2011 20:12:01    Last update: April 28, 2011 15:28:12
An XML schema is a definition of XML files, in XML. It plays the same role as old-time DTDs. Overall, an XML schema file looks like this: <schema attributeFormDefault = (qualified | u... The attribute meanings: targetNamespace : The name space targeted by the current schema definition. It can be any URI. id and version : For user convenience, the W3C spec defines no semantics for them. xml:lang : Natural language identifier defined by RFC 3306 . attributeFormDefault and elementFormDefault : Set default values for the form attribute for attribute and element declarations. blockDefault and finalDefault : Set default values for the block and final attributes for attribute and element declarations. The W3C defined some built-in datatypes . Examples of primitive datatypes are: string ,...
Created by Fang on August 10, 2010 21:37:36    Last update: October 25, 2010 20:18:47
The tags <fmt:formatNumber> Format a numeric value as number , currency or percentage - controlled by the type attribute (defaults to number if type is missing). Syntax: <fmt:formatNumber value="numericValue" [type="... Attributes: Name Dynamic? Type Description value true String or Number Numeric value to be formatted. type true String Specifies whether the value is to be formatted as number, currency, or percentage. pattern true String Custom formatting pattern, must follow the pattern syntax specified by the class java.text.DecimalFormat . currencyCode true String ISO 4217 currency code. Applied only when formatting currencies (i.e. if type is equal to "currency"); ignored otherwise. currencySymbol true String Currency symbol. Applied only when formatting currencies (i.e. if type is equal to "currency"); ignored otherwise. It is used only when currencyCode is...
Created by Fang on August 24, 2010 18:44:24    Last update: August 24, 2010 18:44:24
The tags XML transform tags apply XSLT to XML documents. The XML document may be specified as the doc attribute or enclosed as the body of the <x:transform> tag. Optional <x:param> tags may be used to specify parameters for the XSLT. <x:transform> Syntax: <x:transform doc="XMLDocument" xslt="XSLTStyle... or, include the XML document in the body: <x:transform xslt="XSLTStylesheet" [docSystem... Attributes: Name Dynamic? Type Description doc true String , Reader , javax.xml.transform.Source , org.w3c.dom.Document , or object exported by <x:parse> , <x:set> . Source XML document to be transformed. (If exported by <x:set> , it must correspond to a well-formed XML document, not a partial document.) xslt true String , Reader or javax.xml.transform.Source Transformation stylesheet as a String , Reader , or Source object. docSystemId true...
Created by Fang on August 23, 2010 22:55:58    Last update: August 24, 2010 15:45:04
The tags XML flow control tags are exactly the same as their Core flow control equivalents, except that the test condition with a boolean EL expression is replaced by the select condition with an XPath expression. In the case of the forEach tag, the items attribute is replaced with the select attribute. In a test condition, the XPath expression is evaluated to a boolean value by the rules of the XPath boolean() function, which converts its argument to a boolean as follows: a number is true if and only if it is neither positive or negative zero nor NaN. a node-set is true if and only if it is non-empty. a string is true if and only if its length is non-zero. an object of...
Created by Fang on August 19, 2010 18:32:28    Last update: August 19, 2010 18:32:28
The tags <x:parse> Parses an XML document. The document to be parsed can be specified by the doc attribute or enclosed as the body of the tag. The parsed document is exposed as the var attribute or the varDom attribute. When exposed as var , the type of the exposed object is implementation dependent; when exposed as varDom , the type of the exposed object is org.w3c.dom.Document . Objects exposed by var and varDom can both be used to set the context of an XPath expression. Syntax: <x:parse doc="XMLDocument" {var="var" [sco... or, put the XML document in the element body: <x:parse {var="var" [scope="page|request|s... Attributes: Name Dynamic? Type Description doc true String , Reader Source XML document to be parsed. systemId true String The...
Created by Fang on July 26, 2010 19:18:28    Last update: August 18, 2010 19:13:02
The tags <c:import> The <c:import> tag imports the contents of a URL and expose that in one of three ways: Import contents from a URL and write it out to the page (url may be relative or absolute): <c:import url="theUrl" /> Import contents from a URL and save it to a scoped variable string named by the var attribute. Use the scope attribute to define the scope of the exported variable. <c:import url="theUrl" var="importTest" scope="ses... Import a URL and expose to a Reader object named by the varReader attribute. The scope attribute does not apply. The varReader scoped variable can only be accessed within the body of <c:import> . <c:import url="theUrl" varReader="theReader"/> <c:url> The <c:url> tag constructs a URL and writes it out to the...
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