We use JSF 1.2, RichFaces 3.1, Spring 2.5, Hibernate 3.2 and have following requirement
"The maximum number of rows returned must be configurable so that users don't query too much information."
We are able to successfully implement search using RichFaces walk method of Serializable data model which provides dataScroller for pagination
i.e. our searchModel extends SerializableDataModel
We use <rich:dataScroller> <rich:DataTable>
Any pointers/suggestions will be greatly appreciated