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Future of Struts

 
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Hi
With the advent of Java Server Faces, is the future of Struts uncertain? I know little about UI web frameworks and was about to start learning more about Struts until I saw this page posted by Craig McClanahan on the Sun website:
http://jakarta.apache.org/struts/proposals/struts-faces.html
I get the impression from this article that Struts doesn't (yet) support JSF. Is it only a matter of time before this happens or are there some inherent technical limitations within Struts that prevent this? If Struts won't support JSF, will there be an open source UI framework that will?
I want to invest some time in learning more about these UI frameworks and at the same time make sure that the framework I choose is widely used in the industry and plans to implement JSF.
Thanks
Ben
Any advice?
 
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Hi there,
If you check out the Struts site you should find that a new Struts JSF component has recently been made available for download. The two are designed to complement each other -- not compete.
I look at JSF as providing a framework for designing pluggable web components -- similar to Swing components like JTree, etc., or Microsoft components like Calendar, Clock, etc. With this in mind, I don't see JSF as a competitor to Struts at all since Struts is a web application development framework that is open to using JSF to implement web-based reusable components.
Cheers,
Darryl
 
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Hi all,
According to Chuck Cavaness book Programming Jakarta Struts, JSF and Struts will "fit together quite weel, and developers eventually will be able to suplement or substitute the Struts custom tag libraries with JSF components. The rest of the Struts framework (both model and controller components) will remain relatively unaffected by the JSF architecture".
Regards.
 
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I agree. JSF compliments Struts, it won't compete with it.
Sue
 
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