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Best JSF 1.2 implementation

Jorge Ribeiro
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Joined: Oct 18, 2005
Posts: 40

As far as I know myfaces is the most respected JSF 1.1 implementation. But things seem to have changed concerning JSF 1.2. Many people seem to be using Mojarra (Sun's reference implementation) instead of myfaces:

- The big application servers (WebLogic, JBoss, GlassFish) come with Mojarra. That is not a surprise in GlassFish, which is from Sun, but the fact that both WebLogic and JBoss use Mojarra for JSF 1.2 seems to indicate that this a high quality implementation.
- Some people say that support for JSF 1.2 come out much earlier in Mojarra than in myfaces, and therefore is more widely tested.

What are your thoughts? Which one would you use and why?

Joey Kry

Joined: Sep 10, 2008
Posts: 2
I believe that battle has been won by Mojarra (many would agree)

The MyFaces project was created due to the lack of usability of Sun's early implementaions of JSF. Needless to say, there has been alot of work done to Mojarra and today both core implementaions are nearly identical mainly due to the JSF specification which dictates the exact behavior of implementations (more so than other specs).

So the question is, why would you not use Mojarra? Especially since BEA, JBoss and Sun package it with their products.

There would have to be a laundry list of features that MyFaces has over Mojarra to use MyFaces - and that just doesn't exist.
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