Sorry for the very basic question. But Google is failing me. I'm new to Seam and Hibernate and I'm trying to work on an existing app. In the html output, the forms all have massive hidden form field variables. Ala:
Looks like a serialized JSF tree. You probably have JSF state saving set to client mode. If so then yes, this is normal. You can configure JSF to use server side state saving if you prefer. See Seam configuration documentation here.