JSF2 Annotations Ignored

I couldn’t figure out why when I tried to retro-fit an old JSF project for JSF2 annotations the annotations weren’t being processed and the managed beans weren’t being instantiated.

Duh. The JSF2 annotation processor defers to faces-config.xml. My faces-config still said JSF 1.2 in the faces-config element and related xmlns attributes.

On a related note, annotations are only processed by default in the WAR WEB-INF/classes directory. If including JARs in WEB-INF/lib, each jar containing managed beans need a META-INF/faces-config.xml. Doesn’t have to have anything in it, but if it isn’t there, annotations won’t process.

Author: Tim

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