Actually a follow-up question: Is JSF compatible with JBoss at all? I'm trying to get the RI to work with it and there doesn't seem to be a way. I see documentation about using JSF and JBoss but is it possible in the real world?
Ha! I did get it to work. Like so many other things in the Java web world, there are a whole bunch of ways to go wrong, and it's not clear what the mistakes are.
So now it looks like I have my JSF application running using the built-in MyFaces implementation. Is this a good way to go? It's JSF 1.1. Do I want that, or are there big advantages to trying to get the RI working, so I can use 1.2?
I guess my next step now is to get the JSF components to work with some EJBs which are persisted by JBoss. If I can have all that going, it will be a huge leap from other older methods of developing webapps. No more messing around with forms.