This is a totally dumb question but I have been trying to figure this out all day and I'm not making progress.
I have a Seam application. Like many applications, it displays a bunch of stuff in a DataTable. I happen to be using the Tomahawk DataTable, but it shouldn't be that different from a plain JSF DataTable.
Anyway, this table holds a list of Books. The last column is a link for Details, so you could click on that and get the details of the book.
The obvious way to do that is to have a Book as a DataTableModelSelected member. The user clicks the link, that book is selected, and it navigates over to the book-details.jsf page.
But none of this is working. I tried with a commandLink and commandButton, and they both correctly set the DataTableModelSelected member. But, no matter what their action is, they just redisplay the page instead of navigating on to the book-details.jsf page. I then tried to use a Seam s:link, and got the same behavior.
Surely there's a way to do this? This is just basic stuff. In PHP I would have used href="book-details.php?bookId=..." and that would have worked. Why is this so much harder in Seam?
Ok, I got it working. I need to specify view="/full/path/book-details.jsf". That works.... but it seems wrong to have to specify it with the full path. Is there some better alternative?