Issue 2958

From: manfred riem <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:09:07 -0500

Hi all,

To fix issue #2958 (see I propose to make it
so that a passed in client id into f:ajax is first processed as
specified in the VDL docs of f:ajax.

Then if it is unable to find the component using the findComponent
(because of findComponent not being able / willing / equipped with
regard to find the actual component behind the given client id) I
propose we look at the given client id and

a) If it starts with the UINamingContainer separator char (most times
':') we strip that, and return the resulting
b) If it does not begin with the separator char to just return the
passed in client id.

This would narrowly fix issue #2958 and satisfy our user Ajax experience.

On the specification side we should then probably file an issue for some
rewording in the VDL of f:ajax.

If there are no objections by end of next week (Oct 10, 2013) I will go
ahead and do this fix.

Kind regards,