By default, JSF ProjectStage can only be configured two ways in Mojarra: either through a context-param in web.xml or through the java:comp/env/jsf/ProjectStage JNDI binding. I don't want this setting in web.xml because that makes it much more difficult to change, and places a deployment-time flag in a build-time configuration file. So I tried to put the appropriate JNDI binding in standalone.xml instead, but JBoss will not allow binding to that name, even in 7.2.0.Alpha1 snapshots, where it fails with this message:
10:50:34,057 ERROR [org.jboss.as.controller.management-operation] (ServerService Thread Pool -- 54) JBAS014613: Operation ("add") failed - address: ([
("subsystem" => "naming"),
("binding" => "java:comp/env/jsf/ProjectStage")
]) - failure description: "JBAS011864: Invaliding binding name java:comp/env/jsf/ProjectStage, name must start with one of [java:global, java:jboss, java:/]"
Is this a bug or is this deliberately being prevented for some reason?
On a related note, MyFaces goes beyond the JSF spec and allows configuring the ProjectStage with a system property. Mojarra has an open issue for such a feature, but it is, understandably, a low priority. Mojarra, in general, feels buggy to me, so I attempted to replace it with MyFaces. MyFaces seems to work for some people in 7.2.0.Alpha1 snapshots, but it fails for me because of classloader issues related to Weld (see AS7-1628).
In the past, I've replicated the MyFaces feature on Mojarra by creating an ApplicationFactory wrapper that returns the ProjectStage from a system property. This works, but it's annoying to use in conjunction with Seam Faces and MyFaces CODI. Those CDI extensions make the ProjectStage available for injection, which may be used before the JSF application is instantiated, so the wrapper doesn't affect them. (CODI even goes as far as to clone the ProjectStage feature and make it available for general use without JSF.) Both allow configuring the ProjectStage through a system property, but the name is inconsistent. So I either have to implement at least one of their SPIs, to get the value from a different system property, or I have to pass the same value for both properties. Again, not really a problem, just annoying. But if I could get the JNDI binding to work, that would completely solve the problem as Mojarra, Seam, and CODI all look at that by default.