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From "Mike Kienenberger" <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Apache MyFaces commons
Date Thu, 03 May 2007 16:27:49 GMT
And how about getting subForm into commons?  I know that there's a
subForm in Trinidad, Tomahawk, and Tobago.   Seems pretty "common" to
me, although I don't know if it's possible to do this one in a
non-rendering library.

Perhaps this one should be saved for Tomahawk2.

On 5/3/07, Mike Kienenberger <> wrote:
> On 5/3/07, Matthias Wessendorf <> wrote:
> > > Maybe verison of t:dataList (the "simple" mode) that doesn't render
> > > state?   This one is more of a stretch, I expect, but an enhanced
> > > component iterator would be a good thing in commons.
> >
> > isn't that guy rendering somewhat HTML ?
> In simple mode, I don't think there is anything rendered by
> t:dataList.   Only the children are rendered.
> I think the t:dataList should be separated out into a component that
> doesn't render and a component that renders.   From the facelets
> mailing list, I can tell you that there's a lot of demand for such a
> component, particularly when the ui:repeat component (the facelets
> version) doesn't do everything that t:dataList does or when it's got a
> bug (which it currently has).
> Personally, the three things that JSF needs are page-scoped beans
> (such as provided by  t:saveState), a non-rendering iterator
> (t:dataList), and partial validation (s:subForm).    It would be
> impossible to do useful work without these in my experience.  You can
> fake everything else by generating the raw html yourself.
> I can always find another component library for generating html.

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