Migrating JSF 1.1 to JSF 1.2 - standalone

From: Thomas Goorden <>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 14:57:19 +0100


sorry to intrude on the dev mailingslist, but I'm not quite sure where else
to go with this.

We have a project in development, using JSF. Currently, the project uses JSF
1.1 (deafult implementation), but there are some major issues with that (eg.
errors without stacktraces, converter problems). A lot of comments basically
state that certain issues should (or will) be fixed in JSF 1.2. The only
problem is: how do you upgrade?

My current approach was to search for a standalone version of the JSF
1.2jars. The last weekly standalone build dates from april 14, but
this bunks
out on page-load as follows:
at com.sun.faces.lifecycle.RestoreViewPhase.isPostback(

Looking at the milestone builds, it is indicated that these are dependent on
J2EE 5.0. This is not supported by our J2EE container and a standalone build
seems to be missing. The jsr spec however indicates that JSF 1.2 can be used

I've even gone so far as to look at what's included in the Glassfish
project, but the classes there seem to be thightly integrated with
javaee.jar. Why is this? Doesn't this break the standalone requirement?

Please help!

Thomas Goorden