RE: is partial page rendering via jsf2/templating/ajax possible

From: Manfred Riem <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:58:37 -0500

Hi Robert,

Which version of JSF are you using?


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Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 11:50 AM
Subject: is partial page rendering via jsf2/templating/ajax possible

Hi all, I have been trying for a few weeks to get partial page rendering of
a center content (not a whole page refresh) when clicking links on the left
menu/navigation in a uicomposition.

David Geary (coauthor of Core JSF 3rd edition) came to train a group here at
my work and it has stumped him, he suspects a bug but also mentiond emails
about an issue of ajax limitations in updating/rendering.

I have gotten partial page refresh of center content to happen via ajax when
clicking left navigation links, but if that center content in turns contains
a h:form, and the for example the h:form has a h:commandLink, clicking it
the first time reveals the javax.faces.ViewState=xyz param is not being sent
to the server, so apparently jsf does not know about this view. A second
click works because then the javax.faces.ViewState has been established.

I can provide a simple example is anyone is interested, or maybe I need go
over to the issues mailing list? Just joined this mailing list so I
appoligize if this is not appropiate to post.


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