This page enumerates the catalog of API that will be released in JSF 1.0 (WTP 2.0). The API is broken into three categories: graduating, provisional and obsolete. Graduating API is framework that was considered provisional in previous releases and is now ready to graduate into full API status. Provisional (new) API is framework which has not been shipped in a release before and so has not had adopter soak time, but which is ready for wider adoption and refinement before being moved fully API. Obsolete API is framework that has been replaced by new framework or is being deprecated out of existence.
The following lists the API that will graduate from provisional to full in Europa:
Design-Time Type Utilities
Purpose: Provides utility classes for manipulating JDT IType's, primarily as Java Beans.
Model Context Framework
Packages: org.eclipse.jst.jsf.common.context (all internal.provisional sub-packages except context.symbols)
Purpose: Provides a generic way to describe specific instance contexts within an arbitrary model and derive orthogonal information about that context through related resolvers (for example, your context is an absolute position in an XML file. What project are you in? What is your owning element).
EL Symbol Framework
Purpose: Provides a framework through which to describe EL symbols (model objects, methods, functions, EL variables) at design time in order to analyze EL expression for such purposes as validation and content assist.
Design-Time Application Framework
Purpose: Simulates certain (currently mainly EL variable/property resolution) JSF runtime behaviours and provides extensibility for adopters to extend this simulation to places where they extend it at runtime (i.e. custom VariableResolver).
Content Model Type System
Packages: org.eclipse.jst.jsf.core.metadataprocessors.internal.provisional.*, org.eclipse.jst.jsf.core.taglibprocessing.internal.provisional.*
Purpose: An entensible system for define expected types and valid value ranges on JSF tag attributes for use in end-user features like content assist and validation.
Application Configuration Resource File ("faces-config.xml") Model
Packages: org.eclipse.jst.jsf.facesconfig.* (except org.eclipse.jst.jsf.facesconfig.internal.*)
Purpose: Provides programmatic access and manipulation of the standard JSF application configuration resource file (e.g. "faces-config.xml").
The following lists the API that will graduate from internal to provisional API in Europa:
Designtime Meta-data Framework
Packages: org.eclipse.jst.jsf.common.metadata.internal.provisional.*, org.eclipse.jst.jsf.common.metadata.traittypes.traittypes.internal.provisional.*
Purpose: Provides a rich, user-extensible repository for design-time metadata. Obsoletes: Meta-data framework for 0.5 as well as Sybase contributed metadata for pagedesigner.
Plugins: org.eclipse.jst.jsf.common, org.eclipse.jst.jsf.core
Packages: org.eclipse.jst.jsf.common.sets.internal.provisional.*, org.eclipse.jst.jsf.core.sets.internal.provisional.*
Purpose: Extends java.util.Set to provide sets of objects that support mathematically axiomatic operations like union and intersection as well as broader operations like mappings (functions) and constraints. JSF Core implements JSF tag specific sets and operations.
Tag Conversion Framework
Packages: org.eclipse.jst.jsf.pagedesigner.dtmanager (all internal.provisional sub-packages)
Purpose: Allows tag developers to contribute information to the Web Page Designer so that custom components can be rendered more faithfully on the design canvas.
Element Edit Framework
Purpose: Allows third-party tag contributors to add custom end-user behaviour (i.e. context menus) to Web Page Editor specific to their component's requires.
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Content Model Annotations
Purpose: Provides content model annotation meta-data.
Migration: Use the new Meta-Data Framework.