you can define switch type globally for whole tab panel and then for each tab separately. The following should work fine:
<rich:tab name="1" switchType="ajax">...</rich:tab>
<rich:tab name="2" switchType="client">...</rich:tab>
<rich:tab name="3" >...</rich:tab>
Hi, in server mode I assume that it can refresh page completely when active tab changes.
Yes, you're right. What I wanted to say is that you can mix switch types as you need.