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Core JavaServer Faces

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Preface xv Acknowledgments xix Chapter 1: Getting Started 2 Why JavaServer Faces? 3 A Simple Example 4 Development Environments for JSF 13 An Analysis of the Sample Application 15 A First Glimpse of Ajax [JSF 2.0 Topic] 21 JSF Framework Services 24 Behind the Scenes 26 Conclusion 31 Chapter 2: Managed Beans 32 Definition of a Bean 33 CDI Beans [CDI Topic] 39 Message Bundles 40 A Sample Application 45 Bean Scopes 51 Configuring Beans 56 The Expression Language Syntax 63 Conclusion 71 Chapter 3: Navigation 72 Static Navigation 73 Dynamic Navigation 74 Redirection 86 RESTful Navigation and Bookmarkable URLs [JSF 2.0 Topic] 88 Advanced Navigation Rules 96 Conclusion 99 Chapter 4: Standard JSF Tags100 An Overview of the JSF Core Tags 102 An Overview of the JSF HTML Tags 105 Panels 115 The Head, Body, and Form Tags 118 Text Fields and Text Areas 123 Buttons and Links 134 Selection Tags 145 Messages 171 Conclusion 177 Chapter 5: Facelets [JSF 2.0 Topic] 178 Facelets Tags 179 Templating with Facelets 181 Custom Tags 195 Loose Ends 198 Conclusion 202 Chapter 6: Data Tables 204 The Data Table Tag-h:dataTable 205 A Simple Table 207 Headers, Footers, and Captions 212 Styles 215 JSF Components in Tables 218 Editing Tables 2 Database Tables 228 Table Models Scrolling Techniques 242 Conclusion 244 Chapter 7: Conversion and Validation 246 Overview of the Conversion and Validation Process 247 Using Standard Converters 249 Using Standard Validators 262 Bean Validation [JSF 2.0 Topic] 270 Programming with Custom Converters and Validators 275 Implementing Custom Converter and Validator Tags 297 Conclusion 303 Chapter 8: Event Handling 304 Events and the JSF Life Cycle 306 Value Change Events 307 Action Events 312 Event Listener Tags 318 Immediate Components 320 Passing Data from the UI to the Server 324 Phase Events 328 System Events [JSF 2.0 Topic] 329 Putting It All Together 338 Conclusion 345 Chapter 9: Composite Components [JSF 2.0 Topic] 346 The Composite Tag Library 348 Using Composite Components 350 Implementing Composite Components 352 Configuring Composite Components 353 Attribute Types 354 Required Attributes and Default Attribute Values 355 Manipulating Server-Side Data 356 Localizing Composite Components 359 Exposing a Composite's Components 360 Facets 365 Children 366 JavaScript 368 Backing Components 373 Packaging Composite Components in JARs 382 Conclusion 383 Chapter 10: Ajax [JSF 2.0] 384 Ajax and JSF 386 The JSF Life Cycle and Ajax 387 The JSF Ajax Recipe 388 The f:ajax Tag 389 Ajax Groups 392 Ajax Field Validation 394 Ajax Request Monitoring 396 JavaScript Namespaces 398 Handling Ajax Errors 400 Ajax Responses 400 The JSF 2.0 JavaScript Library 403 Passing Additional Ajax Request Parameters 405 Queueing Events 407 Coalescing Events 408 Intercepting jsf.ajax.request() 409 Using Ajax in Composite Components 409 Conclusion 416 Chapter 11: Custom Components, Converters, and Validators 418 Implementing a Component Class 420 Encoding: Generating Markup 424 Decoding: Processing Request Values 427 The Tag Library Descriptor [JSF 2.0 Topic] 433 Using an External Renderer 438 Processing Tag Attributes [JSF 2.0 Topic] 441 Encoding JavaScript 453 Using Child Components and Facets 457 Saving and Restoring State 468 Building Ajax Components [JSF 2.0 Topic] 473 Implementing Self-Contained Ajax in Custom Components 475 Conclusion 484 Chapter 12: External Services 486 Database Access with JDBC 487 Configuring a Data Source 495 Using the Java Persistence Architecture 507 Container-Managed Authentication and Authorization 519 Sending Mail 532 Using Web Services 537 Conclusion 544 Chapter 13: How Do I . . . ? 546 How do I find more components? 547 How do I support file uploads? 548 How do I show an image map? 557 How do I produce binary data in a JSF page? 559 How do I show a large data set, one page at a time? 568 How do I generate a pop-up window? 573 How do I selectively show and hide parts of a page? 581 How do I customize error pages? 582 How do I write my own client-side validation tag? 588 How do I configure my application? 595 How do I extend the JSF expression language? 596 How do I add a function to the JSF expression language? [JSF 2.0 Topic] 599 How do I monitor the traffic between the browser and the server? 601 How do I debug a stuck page? 602 How do I use testing tools when developing a JSF application? 604 How do I use Scala with JSF? 605 How do I use Groovy with JSF? 607 Conclusion 608 Index 609

About the Author

David Geary is president of Clarity Training Inc. (, a training and consulting company and is the author of eight books on Java technology, including the best-selling Graphic Java (TM) 2 series (1999), Advanced JavaServer Pages (2001), and Google (TM) Web Toolkit Solutions (2008), all from Prentice Hall. David is a member of the JSF expert group, a frequent speaker at many software conferences, a Java Champion, and is a three-time JavaOne Rock Star. Cay S. Horstmann is principal author of Core Java (TM) Volumes I & II, Eighth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2008). Cay is a professor of computer science at San Jose State University, a Java Champion, and a frequent speaker at computer industry conferences.

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