I'm wondering if there a way in JSF and/or with RichFaces to override the default value of the JSF/richfaces component.
In fact, we are using rich:dropDownMenu intensively in our app. And in every pages, we define the same values:
<rich:dropDownMenu direction="bottom-left" jointPoint="br">
I can suggest to create your own set of tag decorators if you work only with Facelets: https://facelets.dev.java.net/docs/dev/docbook.html#dev-tagdecorators. You do not have to extend view handler as stated in documentation, use facelets.DECORATORS context parameter to register your own decorator classes.