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Created by Fang on August 28, 2013 20:37:17    Last update: August 28, 2013 20:37:17
The default extension for JSF facelet files is .xhtml, which looks so out-of-date these days. I wanted to change the extension from .xhtml to .html, to make it look more modern, even though I still use JSF xhtml in reality. This didn't work ( web.xml ): <servlet-mapping> <servlet-name>Faces Ser... Using the servlet-mapping config without the context-param works, given that the actual file extensions are still .xhtml . But the caveat is, if you request the .xhtml file directly, it will be sent to the browser unprocessed. This worked: <servlet-mapping> <servlet-name>Faces Ser... I'm using myfaces 2.1.11.
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 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 December 05, 2011 13:04:11    Last update: December 05, 2011 13:04:11
Facelet requires strict XML syntax, so unmatched tags (start with no end, etc) generate errors. This is a trick to workaround that. The following code generates a row for every three items and for each row assigns a row id: <!-- using ui:repeat --> <ui:repeat var="name" ...
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 22, 2011 10:40:16    Last update: November 22, 2011 10:40:16
This is an example that uses tag handler, UI component and renderer together to support a custom taglib. The main purpose is to show how these components play together. The tag renders <ui:param name="extra" value="el interpreted"/> ... as <h3>my:foreach</h3> <ul class="css class" extra... These are the files: The tag handler ( src/main/java/com/example/ForeachTagHandler.java ): package com.example; import java.util.Map; ... The UI component ( src/main/java/com/example/UIForeach.java ): package com.example; import java.io.IOExcep... The renderer ( src/main/java/com/example/ForeachRenderer.java ): package com.example; import java.io.IOExcep... Faces config ( src/main/resources/META-INF/faces-config.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <faces-c... Taglib config ( src/main/resources/META-INF/foreach.taglib.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <facelet...
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 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 November 02, 2011 16:40:10    Last update: November 02, 2011 16:40:10
Facelet taglib schema from JavaServer Faces Spec 2.0: <xsd:schema targetNamespace="http://java.sun.com/x...
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:
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