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From Veit Guna <veit.g...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Why does JSF submit through JavaScript?
Date Thu, 22 Feb 2007 10:02:42 GMT
Hi.

Normally, you want to execute some view logic when pressing a link - not
only to post forms. Since the JS-free outputLink doesn't have an action
attribute, this can't be used for a replacement for commandLink.
Replacing all links with buttons seems odd to me...

No other solutions?

regards,
Veit


Simon Kitching schrieb:
> Replacing all commandLinks with commandButtons seems the best solution
> to me. After all, if you were using some other tech like CGI or PHP or
> whatever you still couldn't submit a form using an <a> tag without
> javascript. It's just not possible with HTML.
> 
> The h:commandLink tag is really an optional feature over and above
> normal html, which is why javascript is needed to implement it on the
> client side.
> 
> Note that this only applies where the link *submits a form*. Ordinary
> links can be output using h:outputLink - but they won't submit the form.
> 
> 
> lightbulb432 wrote:
>> I see, so what do developers of JSF applications generally do -
>> replace all
>> commandLinks with commandButtons, or only users with JavaScript
>> enabled to
>> access their site? What strategy do some of you use with regards to users
>> out there who don't enable JavaScript (which isn't as small a number as I
>> would've thought)
>>
>>
>>
>> craigmcc wrote:
>>> On 12/21/06, lightbulb432 <veerukrishnan@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Why does JSF always use JavaScript to submit a form rather than through
>>>> the
>>>> regular method of form submission?
>>>
>>> That only happens for a commandLink component (i.e. a hyperlink that
>>> is to
>>> submit a form).  If you use a commandButton component, no JavaScript is
>>> needed.
>>>
>>> Is your entire JSF web application useless for clients that have
>>> JavaScript
>>>> turned off?
>>>
>>> Only for hyperlinks.  If you can describe a way to have a hyperlink
>>> submit
>>> a
>>> form, without Javascript being enabled, we would love to hear it.
>>>
>>> Craig
>>>
>>>
>>
> 

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