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Created by Fang on April 16, 2012 13:32:10    Last update: April 16, 2012 13:32:10
There are two steps to create a custom function for JSP: Declare the function in the TLD: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <taglib... Implement the function (must be static): package com.example; public class UrlTransl... To use the function: <%@ taglib uri="http://www.example.com/jsp/tags" p...
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 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 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 November 08, 2011 14:40:57    Last update: November 08, 2011 14:40:57
This error happened when I loaded a JSF page, using Apache MyFaces. From the stack trace it looked like the XML parser failed, but in reality the runtime was not able to load the class specified in the handler-class element - a typo in the class name! That's the price you pay for wiring together components with XML! This was the stack trace: Caused by: org.xml.sax.SAXException: Error Handlin...
Created by Fang on November 07, 2011 09:41:57    Last update: November 07, 2011 09:42:25
Using JSTL tags in JSF facelets is quite simple: just add the XML namespace for the JSTL tags and use them in the page. An example of using the <c:if> tag: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Trans...
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...
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