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3.2. Seam JSF Enhancements

Seam provides its own JSF enhancements that work with both Facelets XHTML and JSP pages. You can use Seam UI tags in your JSF view pages, use Seam’s special extension to the JSF EL, and use the Seam filters to make Seam work better with the JSF URL redirecting and error-handling mechanisms. Those Seam JSF components work with Seam framework features not yet discussed in the book. In this section, we just provide an overview of those enhancements and leave the details to later chapters of the book. Impatient readers can safely skip to Section 3.3., “Add Facelets and Seam UI Support”, for instructions on how to install those Seam JSF components.

3.2.1. Seam UI Tags

The Seam UI tags give regular JSF UI components access to Seam managed runtime information. They help integrate Seam business and data components more tightly with the web UI components. Seam UI tags can be roughly divided into the following categories.


  

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