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From "Kito D. Mann" <>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] New article on writing WAP renderers
Date Thu, 22 Sep 2005 20:42:01 GMT

I just wanted to announce a new article at JSF Central entitled "Developing
Unwired Components". Here's an excerpt:

"The proliferation in recent years of web-enabled devices has brought
tremendous challenges to application developers, with the need to develop
components that can work across various platforms. For example, extending an
application built for a standard web browser to work on a WAP device may
require components of your web application to be rendered in more than one

It is tempting to think that if you use JSF it will be a simple matter to
extend an application built for a standard web browser to work on a WAP 2.0
device, requiring adjustment only for screen size. However, some components
(such as a table) are not viewable on mobiles, while other components don't
work because of the bugs in WAP browsers (which are more common than is
usually recognised).

Thankfully there is a solution. We can use JSF to extend WAP with
self-programmed components supported by render kits. This article will show
you how to implement JSF components that use different renderers depending
on the device used. This is achieved by separating the rendering from the
rest of the component."

Read the rest of the article here:

Kito D. Mann (
Principal Consultant, Virtua, Inc. (
Author, JavaServer Faces in Action - JavaServer Faces FAQ, news, and info

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