We're still plugging along on getting Facelets fully specified so a clean-room implementation can be done of it. Today I've been expanding the charter of a new class,
PageDeclarationLanguage, which is vended from the
PageDeclarationLanguage(PDL) is the starting point for all things specific to the way the view is described. The idea is that even within the concept of a single ViewHandler, it's possible to have different ways to declare a view. We'll be using a
PageDeclarationLanguageFactory and require that a compliant implementation provide PDL impls for JSP and for Facelets (as defined in JSF 2.0). The most recent version of this class is from Early Draft Review 2, at <https://javaserverfaces-spec-public.dev.java.net/nonav/snapshots/edr2/javadocs/javax/faces/webapp/pdl/PageDeclarationLanguage.html>
I've made a bunch of changes to that class just today, but those will be in a later version of the specification.
In other news, Roger has been doing great work on declarative Ajax and we'll have an ajaxification story present in JSF 2.0 similar to the
<a4j:support /> tag in RichFaces.
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