I too am having the same problem but w/ a page scoped component. It instantiates it every time, so local members of my bean are null. I'm using 2.1. The only way I've found to solve this is to use a session scoped component as a form of data storage and make sure it's page values are released on @Destroy of the page scope component
Have either of you discovered a solution? JBoss support isn't any help on this either.
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