My problem is that the h:input does not have it's value submitted => the h:outputText does not display anything.
I know you have of things to do , but please take your time with this post and suggest a work-around.
Solved it ,
the answer was to put the a4j:form inside the modalPanel .... but gees why did it had to be this way :D ?
Did this ever get entered into JIRA ?
This workaround causes the "header/title bar" to disappear from modalPanel.
the title bar displays fine for me :-)