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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 5. Introduction to Facelets

The term Facelets refers to the view declaration language for JavaServer Faces technology. JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology, previously used as the presentation technology for JavaServer Faces, does not support all the new features available in JavaServer Faces 2.0. JSP technology is considered to be a deprecated presentation technology for JavaServer Faces 2.0. Facelets is a part of the JavaServer Faces specification and also the preferred presentation technology for building JavaServer Faces technology-based applications.

The following topics are addressed here:

• “What Is Facelets?” on page 83

• “Developing a Simple Facelets Application” on page 85

• “Templating” on page 91

• “Composite Components” on ...

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