The problem that remains for me, if I just use simple HTML, is that with a scrollableDataTable does not render correctly in IE(7). I find that once I embed the sDT into an html table the data columns render to the right of where they should be. Imagine I have 3 column headers rendered at the top and below them the data does not fall into place directly under the headers insted it is offset to the right. This problem does not happen in FF. In addition I don't know what has caused this, the most obvious thin that came to my mind was that I embedded the Table intermixed with HTML tags. I keep reading different snippits that say Not to do this but I have no idea if those snippits are outdated.
So my next question is does anyone know why the sDT wont render correctly. I might have to put up a new thread with a different subject to get an answer
bigbaray, about your first question about why tags not interpretted to html but remains as original ones. If you use facelets - you should add carefully taglib.xml file for this library to your classpath and define it in web.xml. This is a facelets question.
also sdt component broken while using simple html tags - please show us the code snippets and share results screenshots anywhere.
I found out what MY problem was. It was some inherited CSS that only showed its head in IE. I was wrongly thinking it was the embedded HTML that was causing problems I had read that this would cause problems (guess only in JSF proper?). Daniel said that it should not cause the problem with Facelets therefore he assisted me in finding out that I was looking in the wrong area for my sdt issue.
I am still not so sure how I would add this tag library it appears that it is for jsp and not for facelets. when I looked into the jars I did see some differences but it was all greek to me.
Anyhow sdt is working as intended. I dont need the import anymore cause I now believe that Daniel is telling truth that I can just write simple HTML, it is working for me.
One more tidbit of useless information. I am learning JSF from the Richfaces. So I have no clue what and where to go for help so I might be asking basic JSF questions here where as I should be asking elsewhere. So take no worries from my questions.
I am not as clueless as I was yesterday but I am still in the weeds. But with each painful lesson I am learning. Look ma, no Hands.