I'm using MyFaces 1.1.9. Can anyone point me to or share sample code that you have that creates a JSF text field for a US phone number and an email address that also validates those fields are of the right form (in the case of the phone number, I'm looking for the format "XXX-XXX-XXXX")?
Check out some of the extensions tagsets like MyFaces Tomahawk and RichFaces.
Another alternative is the MyFaces Extensions Validator, which allows you to define validations in the backing bean or on the datamodel. The datamodel option has the advantage of enforcing validation going to the database regardless of where the data came from, UI or not.
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