[jpa-spec users] Re: Faces Flow Definition

From: Linda DeMichiel <>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 12:30:17 -0700

Hi there,

I think you meant to send this to the JSF users group.



On 5/13/2013 12:10 PM, wrote:
> I have been following the JSF 2.2 specification closely, nice work. I
> have a question regarding the final implementation of Faces Flow. It
> seems that the flow definition may be added to the faces-config.xml
> file, within the<flow-definition> elements as follows:
> <flow-definition id="exampleFlow">
> ....
> </flow-definition>
> This works well under the current builds. However, as mentioned in
> some previous articles and within the spec itself, the flow definition
> can also reside within a file that is named
> /WEB-INF/<flowName>-flow.xml OR /<flowName>/<flowName>-flow.xml, where
> <flowName> is the name of the flow. When using this technique, does
> the flow definition XML file still follow the following format under
> the final release of the specification?
> <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8' ?>
> <!DOCTYPE html>
> <html
> xmlns=""
> xmlns:h=""
> xmlns:f=""
> xmlns:j="">
> <f:metadata>
> <j:faces-flow-definition>
> <j:flow-return id="returnFromB">
> ....
> </j:faces-flow-definition>
> </f:metadata>
> If so, I am unable to get my examples working when specifying a flow
> definition within an XML file named after the flow, such as
> exampleFlow2-flow.xml. Also, the latest builds of Netbeans 7.3 for EE
> 7 do not seem to recognize the URI.
> Thanks in advance for your help. I am trying to document the proper
> usage of the faces flow feature and I want to ensure that I am not
> incorrect.
> Best