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Jakarta Faces 4.1 (under development)

Release for Jakarta EE 11

Jakarta Server Faces defines an MVC framework for building user interfaces for web applications, including UI components, state management, event handing, input validation, page navigation, and support for internationalization and accessibility.

The removes references to the SecurityManager, further aligns with CDI where possible, and provides various small enhancements and clarifications.

New features, enhancements or additions

  • Make FacesMessage#VALUES / VALUES_MAP generic
  • Require firing events for @Initialized, @BeforeDestroyed, @Destroyed for build-in scopes
  • Remove unused PreDestroyCustomScopeEvent and PostConstructCustomScopeEventAdd missing generics to API that were missed in Faces 4.0
  • Setting/overriding components default value
  • <f:ajax> execute="@this" and render="@this" does not behave as expected when nested in composite component
  • Re-add #{request} in CDI mode
  • Enhance UIInput events with HTML5 like oninput
  • importConstants should be allowed everywhere, not only in f:metadata
  • Support @Inject of current flow like “@Inject Flow currentFlow”
  • Make SelectItem#value generic Component: Components/Renderers

Removals, deprecations or backwards incompatible changes

  • Remove unused PreDestroyCustomScopeEvent and PostConstructCustomScopeEvent
  • Remove unused composite:extension
  • Remove references to the SecurityManager

Minimum Java SE Version

Java SE 17 or higher


Compatible Implementations

  • Mojarra (TBC)


Plan Review

The Specification Committee Ballot completed on 11th July 2023.

Representative Representative for: Vote
Kenji Kazumura Fujitsu +1
Emily Jiang, Tom Watson IBM +1
Ed Bratt, Dmitry Kornilov Oracle +1
Andrew Pielage, Petr Aubrecht Payara +1
David Blevins, Jean-Louis Monteiro Tomitribe +1
Ivar Grimstad EE4J PMC +1
Marcelo Ancelmo, Abraham Marin-Perez Participant Members +1
Werner Keil Committer Members +1
Zhai Luchao Enterprise Members +1
Scott Stark Enterprise Members +1
Total 10

The ballot was run in the mailing list

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