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Dan Jepp
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Hi Simone,
Just wondered if you had any views/comments on one of the latest offerings in the pipeline from Sun - Java ServerFaces, currently going through the JCP?
If so do you know much about them and if so how do you think they will effect the use of JSP/Servlets to build dynamic content
from the web/presentation tier???
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Simon Brown
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Hi Dan,
JavaServer Faces is a new specification for a common framework with which to build GUIs for web applications using JSP. This includes the standard GUI controls seen on HTML pages (using tags and beans), as well as a framework to dispatch JavaBean style events from the GUI to serverside components.
It was announced and demonstrated in one of the keynotes at the JavaOne conference recently, and I think that an early access should be available towards the end of the year. There's not much information about it outside the JCP, but what will be interesting is how it measures up against (competes or compliments) existing frameworks such as Struts from the Apache Group. Another thing that I noticed during the JavaOne demonstration is that events from the GUI made a complete roundtrip to the server. How practical this is in terms of performance remains to be seen.
Further details can be found at http://www.jcp.org/jsr/detail/127.jsp
Hope that helps
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Simon
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Tony Alicea
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I wonder the same too, but one should not assume that clients have JavaScript (or VBScript or ECMA...) enabled all the time to do local processing.
I also wonder how much "fat" will this add to the mix of browser (I mean, HTTP client) and server.
What's wrong with STRUTS?
Just wondering...
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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