On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 7:35 PM, Dan Allen <dan.j.allen@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 7:21 PM, Kito Mann <kito.mann@virtua.com> wrote:

How many frameworks actually use the id attribute in their faces-config.xml file? I don't remember seeing any.

It's not so much that they use it today, but they could simply add it and do a new release. The alternative is to upgrade to JSF 2, which is a much bigger step. The library may not even want to support JSF 2 (solely).

Ah, I see. And adding the <name> attribute would break the schema validation. So vendors will have to create a separate build to support JSF 2, which is annoying. However, they have to make a change either way -- it's just that one is more work than the other. To me, this seems like something we can handle in a maintenance release.


Dan Allen
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