javax.faces.view
Class ViewDeclarationLanguage

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.faces.view.ViewDeclarationLanguage

public abstract class ViewDeclarationLanguage
extends java.lang.Object

The contract that a view declaration language must implement to interact with the JSF runtime. An implementation of this class must be thread-safe.

Instances of this class are application scoped and must be obtained from the ViewDeclarationLanguageFactory.

Since:
2.0

Field Summary
static java.lang.String FACELETS_VIEW_DECLARATION_LANGUAGE_ID
          

Identifier for the Facelets view declaration language.

static java.lang.String JSP_VIEW_DECLARATION_LANGUAGE_ID
          

Identifier for the JSP view declaration language.

 
Constructor Summary
ViewDeclarationLanguage()
           
 
Method Summary
abstract  void buildView(FacesContext context, UIViewRoot root)
          

Take any actions specific to this VDL implementation to cause the argument UIViewRoot which must have been created via a call to createView(javax.faces.context.FacesContext, java.lang.String), to be populated with children.

abstract  UIViewRoot createView(FacesContext context, java.lang.String viewId)
          

Create a UIViewRoot from the VDL contained in the artifact referenced by the argument viewId.

abstract  java.beans.BeanInfo getComponentMetadata(FacesContext context, Resource componentResource)
          

Return a reference to the component metadata for the composite component represented by the argument componentResource, or null if the metadata cannot be found.

 java.lang.String getId()
          

Returns a non-null String that can be used to identify this view declaration language.

abstract  Resource getScriptComponentResource(FacesContext context, Resource componentResource)
          

Take implementation specific action to discover a Resource given the argument componentResource.

abstract  StateManagementStrategy getStateManagementStrategy(FacesContext context, java.lang.String viewId)
          

For implementations that want to control the implementation of state saving and restoring, the StateManagementStrategy allows them to do so.

abstract  ViewMetadata getViewMetadata(FacesContext context, java.lang.String viewId)
          

Return a reference to the view metadata for the view represented by the argument viewId, or null if the metadata cannot be found.

abstract  void renderView(FacesContext context, UIViewRoot view)
          

Render a view rooted at argumentview.

abstract  UIViewRoot restoreView(FacesContext context, java.lang.String viewId)
          

Restore a UIViewRoot from a previously created view.

 void retargetAttachedObjects(FacesContext context, UIComponent topLevelComponent, java.util.List<AttachedObjectHandler> handlers)
          

Assuming the component metadata for argument topLevelComponent has been made available by an earlier call to ViewDeclarationLanguage#getComponentMetadata, leverage the component metadata for the purpose of re-targeting attached objects from the top level composite component to the individual AttachedObjectTarget instances inside the composite component.

 void retargetMethodExpressions(FacesContext context, UIComponent topLevelComponent)
          

Assuming the component metadata for argument topLevelComponent has been made available by an earlier call to ViewDeclarationLanguage#getComponentMetadata, leverage the component metadata for the purpose of re-targeting any method expressions from the top level component to the appropriate inner component.

 boolean viewExists(FacesContext context, java.lang.String viewId)
          

Tests whether a physical resource corresponding to the specified viewId exists.

 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

JSP_VIEW_DECLARATION_LANGUAGE_ID

public static final java.lang.String JSP_VIEW_DECLARATION_LANGUAGE_ID

Identifier for the JSP view declaration language.

Since:
2.1
See Also:
Constant Field Values

FACELETS_VIEW_DECLARATION_LANGUAGE_ID

public static final java.lang.String FACELETS_VIEW_DECLARATION_LANGUAGE_ID

Identifier for the Facelets view declaration language.

Since:
2.1
See Also:
Constant Field Values
Constructor Detail

ViewDeclarationLanguage

public ViewDeclarationLanguage()
Method Detail

getComponentMetadata

public abstract java.beans.BeanInfo getComponentMetadata(FacesContext context,
                                                         Resource componentResource)

Return a reference to the component metadata for the composite component represented by the argument componentResource, or null if the metadata cannot be found. See section JSF.7.6.2 for the specification of the default implementation. JSP implementations must throw UnsupportedOperationException.

Parameters:
context - The FacesContext for this request.
componentResource - The Resource that represents the component.
Throws:
java.lang.NullPointerException - if any of the arguments are null.
FacesException - if there is an error in obtaining the metadata
UnsupportedOperationException - if this is a JSP VDL implementation.
Since:
2.0

getViewMetadata

public abstract ViewMetadata getViewMetadata(FacesContext context,
                                             java.lang.String viewId)

Return a reference to the view metadata for the view represented by the argument viewId, or null if the metadata cannot be found. See section JSF.7.6.2 for the specification of the default implementation. Facelets for JSF 2 implementation must return non-null. JSP implementations must return null.

Parameters:
context - The FacesContext for this request.
viewId - the view id from whith to extract the metadata
Throws:
java.lang.NullPointerException - if any of the arguments are null.
FacesException - if there is an error in obtaining the metadata
Since:
2.0

getScriptComponentResource

public abstract Resource getScriptComponentResource(FacesContext context,
                                                    Resource componentResource)

Take implementation specific action to discover a Resource given the argument componentResource. See section JSF.7.6.2 for the specification of the default implementation. JSP implementations must throw UnsupportedOperationException.

Parameters:
context - The FacesContext for this request.
componentResource - The Resource that represents the component.
Throws:
java.lang.NullPointerException - if any of the arguments are null.
FacesException - if there is an error in obtaining the script component resource
UnsupportedOperationException - if this is a JSP VDL implementation.
Since:
2.0

createView

public abstract UIViewRoot createView(FacesContext context,
                                      java.lang.String viewId)

Create a UIViewRoot from the VDL contained in the artifact referenced by the argument viewId. See section JSF.7.6.2 for the specification of the default implementation.

Parameters:
context - the FacesContext for this request.
viewId - the identifier of an artifact that contains the VDL syntax that describes this view.
Throws:
java.lang.NullPointerException - if any of the arguments are null
Since:
2.0

restoreView

public abstract UIViewRoot restoreView(FacesContext context,
                                       java.lang.String viewId)

Restore a UIViewRoot from a previously created view. See section JSF.7.6.2 for the specification of the default implementation.

Parameters:
context - the FacesContext for this request.
viewId - the identifier for a previously rendered view.
Throws:
java.lang.NullPointerException - if any of the arguments are null

retargetAttachedObjects

public void retargetAttachedObjects(FacesContext context,
                                    UIComponent topLevelComponent,
                                    java.util.List<AttachedObjectHandler> handlers)

Assuming the component metadata for argument topLevelComponent has been made available by an earlier call to ViewDeclarationLanguage#getComponentMetadata, leverage the component metadata for the purpose of re-targeting attached objects from the top level composite component to the individual AttachedObjectTarget instances inside the composite component. This method must be called by the ViewDeclarationLanguage implementation when creating the UIComponent tree when a composite component usage is encountered.

An algorithm semantically equivalent to the following must be implemented.

  • Obtain the metadata for the composite component. Currently this entails getting the value of the UIComponent#BEANINFO_KEY component attribute, which will be an instance of BeanInfo. If the metadata cannot be found, log an error message and return.

  • Get the BeanDescriptor from the BeanInfo.

  • Get the value of the AttachedObjectTarget#ATTACHED_OBJECT_TARGETS_KEY from the BeanDescriptor's getValue() method. This will be a List<AttachedObjectTarget>. Let this be targetList.

  • For each curHandler entry in the argument handlers

    • Let forAttributeValue be the return from AttachedObjectHandler#getFor.

    • For each curTarget entry in targetList, the first of the following items that causes a match will take this action:

      For each UIComponent in the list returned from curTarget.getTargets(), call curHandler.applyAttachedObject(), passing the FacesContext and the UIComponent.

      and cause this inner loop to terminate.

      • If curHandler is an instance of ActionSource2AttachedObjectHandler and curTarget is an instance of ActionSource2AttachedObjectTarget, and curTarget.getName() is equal to curTargetName, consider it a match.

      • If curHandler is an instance of EditableValueHolderAttachedObjectHandler and curTarget is an instance of EditableValueHolderAttachedObjectTarget, and curTarget.getName() is equal to curTargetName, consider it a match.

      • If curHandler is an instance of ValueHolderAttachedObjectHandler and curTarget is an instance of ValueHolderAttachedObjectTarget, and curTarget.getName() is equal to curTargetName, consider it a match.

      • If curHandler is an instance of BehaviorHolderAttachedObjectHandler and curTarget is an instance of BehaviorHolderAttachedObjectTarget, and either of the following conditions are true,

        • curHandler.getEventName() is not null and is equal to curTargetName.
        • curHandler.getEventName() is null and curTarget.isDefaultEvent() is true.

        consider it a match.

The implementation must support retargeting attached objects from the top level compsite component to targets that are composite and non-composite components.

An implementation is provided that will throw UnsupportedOperationException. A Faces implementation compliant with version 2.0 and beyond of the specification must override this method.

Parameters:
context - the FacesContext for this request.
topLevelComponent - The UIComponent in the view to which the attached objects must be attached. This UIComponent must have its component metadata already associated and available from via the JavaBeans API.
Throws:
java.lang.NullPointerException - if any of the arguments are null.
Since:
2.0

retargetMethodExpressions

public void retargetMethodExpressions(FacesContext context,
                                      UIComponent topLevelComponent)

Assuming the component metadata for argument topLevelComponent has been made available by an earlier call to ViewDeclarationLanguage#getComponentMetadata, leverage the component metadata for the purpose of re-targeting any method expressions from the top level component to the appropriate inner component. For each attribute that is a MethodExpression (as indicated by the presence of a "method-signature" attribute and the absence of a "type" attribute), the following action must be taken:

  • Get the value of the targets attribute. If the value is a ValueExpression evaluate it. If there is no targets attribute, let the name of the metadata element be the evaluated value of the targets attribute.

  • Interpret targets as a space (not tab) separated list of ids. For each entry in the list:

    • Find the inner component of the topLevelComponent with the id equal to the current list entry. For discussion, this component is called target. If not found, log and error and continue to the next attribute.

    • For discussion the declared name of the attribute is called name.

    • In the attributes map of the topLevelComponent, look up the entry under the key name. Assume the result is a ValueExpression. For discussion, this is attributeValueExpression. If not found, log an error and continue to the next attribute.

    • If name is equal to the string "action", or "actionListener" without the quotes, assume target is an ActionSource2.

    • If name is equal to the string "validator", or "valueChangeListener" without the quotes, assume target is an EditableValueHolder.

    • Call getExpressionString() on the attributeValueExpression and use that string to create a MethodExpression of the appropriate signature for name.

    • If name is not equal to any of the previously listed strings, call getExpressionString() on the attributeValueExpression and use that string to create a MethodExpression where the signature is created based on the value of the "method-signature" attribute of the <composite:attribute /> tag.

    • Let the resultant MethodExpression be called attributeMethodExpression for discussion.

    • If name is equal to the string "action" without the quotes, call ActionSource2.setActionExpression(javax.el.MethodExpression) on target, passing attributeMethodExpression.

    • If name is equal to the string "actionListener" without the quotes, call ActionSource.addActionListener(javax.faces.event.ActionListener) on target, passing attributeMethodExpression wrapped in a MethodExpressionActionListener.

    • If name is equal to the string "validator" without the quotes, call EditableValueHolder.addValidator(javax.faces.validator.Validator) on target, passing attributeMethodExpression wrapped in a MethodExpressionValidator.

    • If name is equal to the string "valueChangeListener" without the quotes, call EditableValueHolder.addValueChangeListener(javax.faces.event.ValueChangeListener) on target, passing attributeMethodExpression wrapped in a MethodExpressionValueChangeListener.

    • Otherwise, assume that the MethodExpression should be placed in the components attribute set. The runtme must create the MethodExpression instance based on the value of the "method-signature" attribute.

An implementation is provided that will throw UnsupportedOperationException. A Faces implementation compliant with version 2.0 and beyond of the specification must override this method.

Parameters:
context - the FacesContext for this request.
topLevelComponent - The UIComponent in the view to which the attached objects must be attached. This UIComponent must have its component metadata already associated and available from via the JavaBeans API.
Throws:
java.lang.NullPointerException - if context or topLevelComponent is null.
Since:
2.0

buildView

public abstract void buildView(FacesContext context,
                               UIViewRoot root)
                        throws java.io.IOException

Take any actions specific to this VDL implementation to cause the argument UIViewRoot which must have been created via a call to createView(javax.faces.context.FacesContext, java.lang.String), to be populated with children.

The Facelets implementation must insure that markup comprising the view must be executed, with the UIComponent instances in the view being encountered in the same depth-first order as in other lifecycle methods defined on UIComponent, and added to the view (but not rendered) during the traversal. The runtime must guarantee that the view must be fully populated before any of the following happen.

If the root is already populated with children, the view must still be re-built, but care must be taken to ensure that the existing components are correctly paired up with their VDL counterparts in the VDL page. Also, any system events that would normally be generated during the adding or removing of components from the view must be temporarily disabled during the creation of the view and then re-enabled when the view has been built.

Parameters:
context - the FacesContext for this request
root - the UIViewRoot to populate with children using techniques specific to this VDL implementation.
Throws:
java.io.IOException

renderView

public abstract void renderView(FacesContext context,
                                UIViewRoot view)
                         throws java.io.IOException

Render a view rooted at argumentview. See section JSF.7.6.2 for the specification of the default implementation.

Parameters:
context - the FacesContext for this request.
view - the UIViewRoot from an early call to createView(javax.faces.context.FacesContext, java.lang.String) or restoreView(javax.faces.context.FacesContext, java.lang.String).
Throws:
java.lang.NullPointerException - if any of the arguments are null
java.io.IOException

getStateManagementStrategy

public abstract StateManagementStrategy getStateManagementStrategy(FacesContext context,
                                                                   java.lang.String viewId)

For implementations that want to control the implementation of state saving and restoring, the StateManagementStrategy allows them to do so. Returning null indicates that the implementation wishes the runtime to handle the state saving and restoring. Implementations that provide the VDL for Facelets for JSF 2.0 and later must return non-null from this method.

Since:
2.0

viewExists

public boolean viewExists(FacesContext context,
                          java.lang.String viewId)

Tests whether a physical resource corresponding to the specified viewId exists.

The default implementation uses ExternalContext.getResource() to locate the physical resource.

Parameters:
context - The FacesContext for this request.
viewId - the view id to test
Since:
2.1

getId

public java.lang.String getId()

Returns a non-null String that can be used to identify this view declaration language.

The default implementation returns the fully qualified class name of the view declaration language implementation. Subclasses may override to provide a more meaningful id.

Since:
2.1


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