• Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

JSF and JSP

 
Luke Murphy
Ranch Hand
Posts: 300
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I see one of the reason for using XHTML facelets as opposed to JSPs for your view technology is because JSPs can give cryptic error messages. Can someone give a good example.

Also, is it ok to use XHTML templates with JSF 1.2? Or is there anything I should be made aware of.

Thanks
 
Tim Holloway
Saloon Keeper
Pie
Posts: 18212
53
Android Eclipse IDE Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
JSP-based JSF views essentially report errors as raw stack traces. Facelets is JSF-aware and it prepares a more useful display with things like the view structure and variable values displayed. It would be enough for me if that's all it did, but I must admit that its ability to do tiling is the other one of the top 2 reasons why I use it.

Most of my facelets-based webapps are JSF 1.2. I haven't converted them to JSF2 yet.
 
Luke Murphy
Ranch Hand
Posts: 300
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Tim Holloway wrote:JSP-based JSF views essentially report errors as raw stack traces. Facelets is JSF-aware and it prepares a more useful display with things like the view structure and variable values displayed. It would be enough for me if that's all it did, but I must admit that its ability to do tiling is the other one of the top 2 reasons why I use it.

Most of my facelets-based webapps are JSF 1.2. I haven't converted them to JSF2 yet.


Great answer Tim. Yes I worked on a project was JSF 1.2 and used facelets before but wasn't involved in the Web Tier really.

Anyone else want to add anything?
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic