November 12th, 2008 by
Lincoln Baxter III
What makes Pretty URLs in JSF so hard, and so slow?
Speed up development, reduce bandwidth, enhance user experience. This article gives a brief overview of JSF navigation, some of the problems, and potentially how to solve them by enabling bookmarkable, pretty URLs. Put simply… in my view, out of the box, JSF is a web framework designed for web-applications
, not designed for web-sites. PrettyFaces addresses most of these issues.
Target audience for this article:
- The reader is familiar with JSF navigation.
- The reader is attempting to create a JSF app with bookmarkable “pretty” URLs. E.g.: …/mysite/archives/2008/11/11/
- The reader is familiar with HTTP request/response at a basic level.