JSF and SEO
JSF and SEO
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2011 15:50 Thursday, 26 May 2011 15:43
Url rewriting is not reserved to PHP solutions. JSF has now a library able to provide SEO features like :
- URL Rewriting — Replace ugly URLs: “/faces/page.jsf” with pretty, SEO-friendly, human URLS: “/optimized/page/”; The client browser never sees your original URLs, even in the source-HTML
- Dynamic view IDs — Now with dynamic view ID mapping for URLs (through El method expressions,) you can show different views based on run-time conditions, effectively de-coupling the URL from the JSF view.
- Page-load actions — Call one or more action-methods, at one or more phases, before rendering a view.
- Managed parameter parsing — HTTP parameters parsed from URLs are stored in managed beans, simply get a reference to your parameter bean for easy access from other Java classes.
- Navigation by ID — Define your page IDs in one place, reference them easily in action-methods and components, using standard JSF navigation techniques.
- Integrated validation — For URL and query-parameters, able to re-use existing JSF validator objects.
- Easy to configure — Requires absolutely minimal configuration; may be enabled using XML or annotations.
Prettyfaces is that library.
PrettyFaces is an OpenSource extension for Servlet, Java EE, and JSF , which enables creation of bookmarkable, REST-ful, "pretty" URLs. PrettyFaces solves several problems elegantly, such as: custom URL-rewriting, page-load actions, seamless integration with JSF navigation and links, dynamic view-id assignment, managed parameter parsing, and configuration-free compatibility with other JSF frameworks.
Maven dependencies configuration
Include the following snippet in the <dependencies> section of your project's pom.xml-file:
Tags: java, managed, prettyfaces, urls, dynamic