focus attribute should be used to control focus after ajax request from components. other functionality like tabindexes and so one - just standard one.
b.t.w. search module exceptions should be reoprted and "jboss forum" forum thread ;)
It doesn't work if the switch type is set to client. And assuming I decided to change the switch type to ajax, it doesn't set it on the initial request.
Sorry, the tabIndex works great for the initial control that has the focus. My bad.
Forget the previous post, my change had not been deployed and I made a false conclusion.
The tabindex attribute seems to have absolutely no effect.