Thanks for your reply again!! I am new to facelets and am trying to get up to speed as quickly as possible. As to why I am doing this, I inherited software that uses facelets and I am trying to become as proficient as I can with facelets as quickly as possible. I am currently reading facelets documentation as well. But as in a University environment, formulating and asking questions of people who are more knowledgeable in a subject than yourself is a great way to become more educated in the subject.