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Chapter 1. Introduction

The RichFaces framework is a rich component library for JavaServer Faces (JSF). The framework extends the JSF framework's Ajax capabilities with advanced features for enterprise web application development.

RichFaces leverages several parts of the JSF 2 framework including lifecycle, validation, conversion facilities, and management of static and dynamic resources. The RichFaces framework includes components with built-in Ajax support and a customizable look-and-feel that can be incorporated into JSF applications.

RichFaces provides a number of advantages for enterprise web application development: