I am wondering if there is a full description of the components.xml. The documentation is a bit vague about it. For example: I know you can instantiate components in it but I don't know how to set the scope of that component.
Next to the full documentation of the components.xml there also should be a Schema or DTD file.
This is a todo. Important, since components.xml is much more sophisticated in Seam 1.1.
The scope is determined by the @Scope annotation, or the defaulting rules, unless you explicitly specify scope="..." in components.xml (Seam 1.1 only).