I'm not familiar with seams but have you tried using the keepAlive feature? What scope do you have your bean set to? If you are using session beans then you shouldn't have to worry about if the data exists... However, if you are using request scope (which is more applicable in your case) you might want to take a look at using the keepAlive feature.... see the following URL: http://livedemo.exadel.com/richfaces-demo/richfaces/keepAlive.jsf;jsessionid=81E321F5A81C9EB4D078E3D11C37BF4B?c=keepAlive
Thank you for your post, but unfortunately adding a tag didn't change anything.
My "personal" bean is event scoped, but I tried it with conversation as well without any success.
What I'm really confused about is, that the bean itself can be resolved (and has the same hash) but the attributes are all null.
Best regards, Kurt