Running Jboss 5.1, Seam 2.2 with Richfaces
Well, I was going to write a way to work around this problem only to find out my work around doesn't actually work! sigh
So anyways, the explanation to your problem and the potential solution can be found here http://jsfcentral.com/articles/speed_up_your_jsf_app_1.html. This article is VERY good. I would recommend bookmarking it.
thanks, that explained a lot. for the moment i can live with the c:if-workaround