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Primefaces inside web-inf

malik ge
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Joined: May 13, 2011
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I have a simple.xhtml page inside WEB-INF folder. I am using PrimeFaces

When I run the application and go to that page, It only shows the text "This is Editor:",
But when I place the same page outside the WEB-INF folder then it show the primeface editor.

Is primefaces tags are not accessible inside WEB-INF folder?
Mark Reyes
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Joined: Jul 09, 2007
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Pages should never be inside WEB-INF I can use a filter to protect those pages instead..
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Tim Holloway
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The rule is that anything you need to access by a URL cannot be places in WEB-INF, because WEB-INF and its contents are invisible as URL resources. So you can place Facelets include files under WEB-INF, since they're accessed as resources, but the top-level page resources have to be external to WEB-INF, since you use URLs to select them for JSF processing.

There are several ways to make the raw resources off-limits. If you are using standard J2EE container security, just write a security rule in WEB-INF/web.xml to block access to "*.xhtml". That will give a 403 FORBIDDEN. If you prefer a 404 NOT FOUND, you can write a small servlet, map it to "*.xhtml" and have it return a 404 response code for anything sent to it.

A servlet filter can also do the job. The main disadvantage to the filter approach is that if you make a mistake, it can have an impact on other URL requests as well as URLs ending in ".xhtml".

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