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JSF and mobile clients (WML, XHTML mp)

Bruno Souza

Joined: Apr 26, 2004
Posts: 17
Hello all,

I'm trying to develop a new application that will have two interfaces, one the traditional web client for access on desktop computers and another for mobile devices (cell phones, pdas, ...) I have already searched the web and found some forums about the use of MyFaces WML RenderKit implementation, and saw some info on the ADF Faces WML Render Kit too, but it seams that noone have implemented. My question is: Has anybody developed a JSF application for mobile devices ? Can you share your experience on this topic ? Any advices ?

Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 17421

Have you looked at Facelets?

They claim to be sensitive to such things.

An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
Bruno Souza

Joined: Apr 26, 2004
Posts: 17
Hi Tim!

Thanks for the fast reply. Yes, I already looked at facelets, and it's seams to facilitate things by generating well formed XHTML, but there's another step to be taken, the conversion to the Mobile Profile, I'm looking if I can format the output to meet that profile.

Thanks again,
Asif Shahzad

Joined: Jun 06, 2008
Posts: 4
There is also WURFL framework that support hundreds of different mobile profiles. And can be used very easily. I have developed application using it in JSP/Servlets.

Earlier Erricson developed Mobile JavaServer Faces kit for the same purpose. It was so good and appreciated by developer that it is now moved to community named Mobile JSF. You can also check this at

It has also some mechanism to support multiple mobile profiles, i think, as i have not used it yet.

You can check my post at I have explained the XHTML-MP, WAP 1.x and WAP 2.0 etc.
Bruno Souza

Joined: Apr 26, 2004
Posts: 17
Hi Asif,

At that time I have used wurlf to generate the UI. It was a good option to implement a mobile web application at that time. Today, I'm not working with mobile app anymore. Do you know if the wurlf list is still current? And it's good to know that Ericson have developed a JSF kit to mobile development and have disponibilized it throught

Thanks for the news,
Omar Benhamid

Joined: Sep 15, 2011
Posts: 1
Hi we maintain a version of Mobile JSF it has JSF 2.0 RenderKits for WML, XHTML MP and we plan to add HTML 5 support soon : It is here : Feel free to checkout (or fork)
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