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The Java™ EE 5 Tutorial, Third Edition: For Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9 by Kim Haase, Scott Fordin, Ian Evans, Debbie Carson, Jennifer Ball, Eric Jendrock

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Chapter 9. JavaServer Faces Technology

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

The main components of JavaServer Faces technology are as follows:

  • An API for representing UI 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

  • Two JavaServer Pages (JSP) custom tag libraries for expressing UI components within a JSP page and for wiring components to server-side objects

The well-defined programming model and tag libraries significantly ease the burden of building and maintaining web applications with ...

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