JSFTemplating: Announcing beta support for Facelets templates

From: Jason Lee <>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 14:27:29 -0500

The JSFTemplating <> team is proud to
announce that a new, Facelets-compatible format has been added to
JSFTemplating and has reached the beta stage. Not all of the Facelets
components are currently supported; those that are currently supported are
ui:component, ui:decorate, ui:include, ui:define, and ui:remove, with the
addition of a new ui:event, which brings the power of JSFTemplating's events
to this new Facelets format. In addition other JSFTemplating features are
also available to Facelets pages, such as "pageSession" (i.e. #{
pageSession.variable}) and ability to reference relative information like

Please remember that this is beta software, but should be stable enough to
support the basic Facelets functionality (note that we do not yet have
support for Facelets tag handlers, etc). Should you find a bug in this new
format, please file an issue against it on the issue

If you would like to see a demo of the functionality, we have deployed an
application <> that shows the
exact same templates as processed by Facelets itself as well as
JSFTemplating, thus showing how well the implementations match up. As the
implementation matures, this application will be updated to show the current

If you have questions or comments, please join the discussion on the dev
mailing list. You might also be able to catch one of the developers on in #jsftemplating.

Jason Lee, SCJP
Software Architect -- Objectstream, Inc.
JSF RI Dev Team