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Chapter 1. Introduction

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

RichFaces leverages several parts of the JSF 2 framework including the 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: