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Struts-JSF Demo

I've setup another demo - this time it's the struts-example app ported to use JSF and Struts. Nothing ground breaking here that I can tell, and after looking at the code, I don't know what to think of JSF. It seems to make it much harder to code a JSP page.

<%@ taglib prefix="c" uri="http://java.sun.com/jstl/core" %>
<%@ taglib prefix="f" uri="http://java.sun.com/jsf/core" %>
<%@ taglib prefix="h" uri="http://java.sun.com/jsf/html" %>
<%@ taglib prefix="s" uri="http://jakarta.apache.org/struts/tags-faces" %>

<f:use_faces>
<s:html locale="true">
<head>
  <title><
    <s:message key="registration.title.edit"/>
    </title>
  <s:base/>
  <s:stylesheet path="/stylesheet.css"/>
</head>
<body bgcolor="white">

<s:errors/>

<s:form action="/saveRegistration" focus="username"
         onsubmit="return validateRegistrationForm(this);">

  <h:input_hidden id="action" modelReference="registrationForm.action"/>

  <h:panel_grid
           columns="2"
        panelClass="form-background"
       headerClass="form-header"
     columnClasses="form-prompt,form-field">
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.
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Ugh, a whole new set of Tag Libraries to learn? Seems like JSF is a lot of bloat, while JSP 2.0 has been made things simpler. One interesting thing is the use of the single-letter (i.e. "h", "s") for the tag libraries. I suggested this a while ago on the struts-dev list, and it looks like it's been implemented. Bravo! I doubt I'm the reason for it, but it's always nice to see your ideas implemented.

I apologize that this site was down most of the day today. It seems that the monitoring/restarting scripts were not running and this should/will be fixed shortly. I need a gig where I can restart this site when it goes down. Anyone know of a way to telnet/ssh via an HTTP Proxy?

Posted in Java at Mar 07 2003, 03:38:29 PM MST 1 Comment
Comments:

Damn, lets hope it really is not so. Espcially with .NET trying to simplify things (at the expense of following good patterns). That is the last thing Java needs, more bloat.

Posted by Unknown on March 07, 2003 at 07:45 PM MST #

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