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Hussein Baghdadi
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I have been re-reading "JSF In Action" and there is something I didn't
ShowHistoryBean is a request based bean and its role is displaying
the project's history using paging technique.
Project's history is displayed using UIData component.

Suppose the page is requested for the first time, a new instance of
ShowHistoryBean is created and first variable's value is 0.
The user clicks on next button, the books says that first variable's
value will be 5 (the example is paging each 5 records).
But isn't supposed to create a new ShowHistoryBean each time the user
clicks on next button as ShowHistoryBean's scope is request?
In the book's example, how historyDataTable is remembering first variable's value?
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