Tim Holloway wrote:Of course, you could hack it by stacking multiple 1-row tables to look like a multi-row table. I've pulled stunts like that on pre-JSF HTML apps. Eek.
XDDD In my experience, sanity usually is the opposite of reality.
Tim Holloway wrote:Speaking of unrealistic expectations, did I ever mention the project they gave me back in my mainframe days? It consisted of a 7-level report done multiple ways. We estimated that each daily run was going to consume 2 and a half 2500-sheet boxes of fanfold paper and propably no more than a page or 2 of the report would ever be actually looked at at any given time. Fortunately, we managed to persuade the users in the direction of sanity.
E Armitage wrote:Generally, JSF (these days) is best when you are taking advantage of the automatic property binding to backing beans as you would in CRUD pages. You're better off using stateless views for dashboard type pages with data fetched via AJAX rather than trying to fit that into JSF's bindings. You can still use JSF for the page (to take advantage of templating or for uniformity with other pages) but rather use restful services for getting the data from the server and use JQuery to fetch the data and set it on the page controls.