JavaServer Pages (JSP) is a Java technology that allows software developers to dynamically generate HTML, XML or other types of documents in response to a Web client request.
JavaServer Faces (JSF) is a Java-based Web application framework that simplifies the development of user interfaces for Java EE applications. Out of the box, JSF uses JavaServer Pages for its display technology, but JSF can also accommodate other display technologies, such as XUL, for example.
Apache Struts is an open-source framework for developing Java EE web applications. It uses and extends the Java Servlet API to encourage developers to adopt a model-view-controller (MVC) architecture. It was originally created by Craig McClanahan and donated to the Apache Foundation in May, 2000. Formerly located under the Apache Jakarta Project and known as Jakarta Struts, it became a top level Apache project in 2005.
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Thanks for the reply Edwin. Ok so do i need to do JFC too to master JSP?
John Todd wrote:Well then check JBoss Seam framework, it makes JSF development more easier and productive.
When you need a framework to use a framework, you gotta know something is wrong!
You are right Mr. Bear.
I'm not advocating JSF, actually I deleted it from my mind but JBoss Seam makes JSF development doable.
Seam provides tight integration with many JBoss projects (like RichFaces and Drools) but this doesn't mean it will locks you in.
Would it be too late to ask about the same title ?
I am studying Servlets and JSPs , and since a short time I've turned to JSF , but I'm kinda confused about the difference between them , so I have some questions here which I -hopefully- would find their answers :
1- What is the "real" difference between JSPs and JSFs ? I reviewed many definitions for both , but couldn't grasp the difference exactly
many definitions describes JSPs as a "Java View Technology" , while JSF is "Component-based framework . In other words : when should I - after viewing a code for a java web app - shout : "This is JSP" or "This is JSF" ?
2- I'm confused about the tag libraries of both JSP and JSF :
JavaServer Faces HTML Tag Library prefixed : h
JavaServer Faces Core Tag Library prefixed : f
JSTL Core Tag Library prefixed : c
can I use any tag library with both of JSP and JSF ?
3- where does the Facelets fit in all of this ? the relation between facelets->JSFs and facelets->JSPs.