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JSF and JSP

Luke Murphy
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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.

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Tim Holloway
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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.


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Luke Murphy
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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.

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