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In May 2006, JSF 1.2 was released with Java Enterprise Edition 5.0. JSF 1.2 had significant enhancements to
address some of the user community's real-world issues with JSF 1.1. JSF 1.2 had many features, some of which were
Unified expression language between the JSF and the JSP.
Solving the integration issues of the JSF with both the JSP and the JSTL.
Allowing the single component to override the conversion and the validation messages.
Enhancing the security of the client side state saving.
JSr 252 is the JSF 1.2 specification; you can read it at .
In July 2009, JSF 2.0 was released with Java Enterprise Edition 6.0. JSF 2.0 introduced a big set of features and
enhancements. Some of the features and enhancements were
Composite components.
Full templating support.
Complete Ajax support.
Enhancing the JSF navigation.
Supporting the view parameters.
Supporting more scopes in the application.
Providing exception handling mechanism.
Improving the validation by the JSR 303 integration.
Standardizing the resource-loading mechanism.
Minimizing XML usage by supporting annotations for most of the configurations.
In July 2010, JSF 2.1 was mainly a maintenance release for JSF 2.0. It included bug fixes and enhancements. Some
of them were
.jspx files) to be treated as Facelets files.
Allowing the JSP document syntax (
Pluggable Facelet cache mechanism.
JSr 314 specification gathers the JSF 2.0 in its final release and the JSF 2.1 in its maintenance releases;
you can read the specification at .
As of the writing time of this chapter, JSF 2.2 specification and implementation are still in progress and are not
released yet. JSF 2.2 is expected to be released with the Java Enterprise Edition 7.0 release. The main features of
JSF 2.2 are
Standardizing the flow APIs by introducing the FacesFlow.
Adding new JSF elements and attributes that are
HTML5 specific .
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