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caching issue of c:forEach in JSF

 
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Hi,

I want to display list from the ArrayList on the JSF page. I have used JSTL c:forEach to display the data.

The applicaiton is of 2 screens. On the first screen user selects a product from drop down and on second page, the corresponding versions of the products are displayed with the help of JSTL. The second page has hyperlink to go back to first page, if user wants to change the selected product.

The application runs fine for the first iteration. However, from second iteration onwards, (when user goes back to first page from second page) it displays the versions of the old product. When the data is printed in log from the backend bean, it displays the updated records. Somewhere the data is getting cached in c:forEach. Does any one knows any solution to this?

<c:forEach items="${beanRef.verArrayList}" var="kmorder">
<li>${kmorder}</li>
</c:forEach>


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Atul Samnerkar
[ October 01, 2008: Message edited by: Atul Samnerkar ]
 
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Can you show the code of your backing bean too.

Are you clearing the ArrayList after every request?
 
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verArrayList.size is printed correctly from the backend bean.
 
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Try to check it using firebug or see the source of the page generated. Try to clean the arraylist in the page itself or try to use some JSF componenet itself.
 
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JSTL should be an option of last resort when using JSF. It doesn't always mesh well with the JSF infrastructure and it violates a fundamental tenet of the JSF philosophy: keeping the Controller logic and View (JSF page) separate from each other.
 
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The list needs to be shown in the bulleted format. Is there any way that i can use any JSF component to do this? If not, then i have to use outputText and form the bullted list in StringBuffer and then set it to the outputText.

Being formating of the content is the part of view, i dont want it to be part of backend bean. Hence i opted for the JSTL.

However, if i dont have any option, then i have to build this UI logic in the backend bean and dispay the content using JSF component - outputText.

Thanks & Regards,
Atul Samnerkar
 
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You can simply use of data table with one column containing image and the other column contains the Data.
 
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Thanks Himanshu.

I tried below way and it helped me.



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Atul Samnerkar
[ October 01, 2008: Message edited by: Atul Samnerkar ]
 
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i have added li tag before and after the outputtext and its working fine. However, it is not displayed on this forum for some reason. I tried to edit the code twice and no Luck...

Thanks,
Atul Samnerkar
 
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