This is not an error, it is IMHO a drawback in JSF 1.1 specification.
JSF 1.2 and Facelets solves that problem (you can write simple HTML without f:verbatim).
Thank you for the answer.
i knew that JSF 1.1 is not perfect in this view but I think that there are simpler cases when f:verbatim is not needed.
It seems that the case I have mentioned is not so simple. :-)
The case is very simple. JSF 1.1 implementation does not allow the pure html content inside the components.
Sorry, now i realized that I should use for example h:panelGrid instead of .
I do not know why i believed that pure html should work here...i am not a starter... but it seems so :-( Probably i forgot about basics, it was along time ago. I learned it in 2004 . :-)
And ...well, I have never _reailzed_ that components cannot contain pure html.
Sorry again, it was not a clever question.
And thank you for your clear answer.