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James Ellis
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I am learning JSF and I am trying to figure out who owns this technology and where can I read the latest specification for JSF?

I need to find out the latest version of this technology, read the specs and download the appropriate jar files but all I can find is examples with several different versions of jar files out there and I have no idea which ones are the most recent.
 
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"Owned" by sun...

http://java.sun.com/j2ee/javaserverfaces/index.jsp

They put out the reference implementation. Link somewhere on that page.

Apache produces myfaces, which is an open source implementation, along with a set of useful (IMnsHO essential) extension components.

http://myfaces.apache.org/index.html
(extensions http://myfaces.apache.org/tomahawk/overview.html)
 
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Thanks for the quick response.

So if I am just getting started creating an application, should I use Sun's version of JSF or Apache's myFaces ?
 
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Originally posted by James Ellis:
Thanks for the quick response.

So if I am just getting started creating an application, should I use Sun's version of JSF or Apache's myFaces ?


I'd suggest starting with Sun's RI. That is the one used in all the books. Once you get the basics down you can start using MyFaces. The only real difference is there are some additional parameters in the web.xml for MyFaces and you get all the extra components.
 
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