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The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts, Fourth Edition by Chinmayee Srivathsa, Kim Haase, Devika Gollapudi, Ian Evans, Eric Jendrock

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Chapter 4. JavaServer Faces Technology

JavaServer Faces technology is a server-side component framework for building Java technology-based web applications.

JavaServer Faces technology consists of the following:

• An API for representing components and managing their state; handling events, server-side validation, and data conversion; defining page navigation; supporting internationalization and accessibility; and providing extensibility for all these features

• Tag libraries for adding components to web pages and for connecting components to server-side objects

JavaServer Faces technology provides a well-defined programming model and various tag libraries. These features significantly ease the burden of building and maintaining web applications ...

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