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Beginning Facelets question

Russell Bateman
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Joined: Feb 26, 2008
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I'm trying to use RichFaces 3.3.3, for which I have a working sample in Eclipse (WTP), as a starting point to learn to use Facelets. However, I'm unable to find an appropriate Facelets JAR. I've tried a jsf-facelets-1.1.14.jar I found somewhere, but this gives me a zip file error when I restart Tomcat 6. Elsewhere, I found a jsf-facelets-1.1.15.B1.jar and, while the server launches cleanly, my .xhtml is rendered as totally blank.

The libraries I'm successfully using in my present sample app are
  • Apache commons
  • MyFaces 2.0.3
  • RichFaces 3.3.3
  • jstl.jar

  • I don't have to use RichFaces. In fact, I'm more accustomed to using MyFaces.

    I'm asking for some help constituting a JAR set with which to do my Facelet work. It would be nice to understand where to get the JAR(s) too.

    Russ Bateman
    Cesar Loachamin
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    Joined: Dec 25, 2010
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    Hi Russell

    Since JSF 2.0 Facelts comes bundled with jsf-api, so you don't need extra jar to use facelets, if you use a JSF 2.0 implementation as MyFaces 2.0 or Mojarra 2.0 you don't need extra configuration or extra jars to use Facetes, because it's the default View Descriptor Languages for JSF 2.0.


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    Russell Bateman
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    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Posts: 69
    Thanks, Cesar.

    It's devilishly hard to piece together some of this stuff from scratch. I find I learn more than if I simply abandon myself to somebody's framework (initially) like Seam. Alas, I finally resorted to using the Tomahawk examples as I could never find a combination of JARs that didn't crash and did work.
    Tim Holloway
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    Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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    I did this for a long time. In fact, only one of my current projects is JSF2; I haven't had time to convert the older ones.

    What I'm doing is using Maven, and I can project sample POM dependencies, but that won't be the full list of requires JARs.

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