- Posted by: Jean-Daniel Gamache
- Posted on: September 27 2004 09:46 EDT
- Amen by Patrick McDonough on October 23 2004 04:54 EDT
Adam Winer of the JSF EG pointed out recently on Sun's Java forum:
"The JSF 1.1 spec does not include any framework for automatically creating client-side DHTML validators from server-side Java Validators, but it's possible to build that on top of the framework - the ADF Faces component library, available as a preview release, does exactly this. The EG can look at incorporating this into the core API in future versions of the spec."
Actually, I think it will eventually (not expression an opinion whether it should or shouldn't), as a result of the (slow but sure) migration towords rich clients.
Technology today allows us to deploy rich client applications in (almost) the same ease as web applications. Java Web Start and Flex for are nice examples. This area is still in its infancy, but its maturing slowly.
I expect that in a few years rich clients will start making real headway (they already are in large enterprises) and soon after that, in the internet itself as well. Heck, we might even see OpenOffice deployed as a web application! ;-)
If we use it properly it is of very good use. So finally its all depends on how we design our web UI.