JavaServer Faces specification finally approved
The JCP committee approved the final specification for JSR 127. In other words, the long awaited JSF (JavaServer Faces) has finally left its specification stage.
There is a lot of expectation about JSF and the problems it will solve (or create). Some people are excited with the technology, others are worried it would compete with frameworks like Struts, while other are just skeptical if its really that panacea.
In my opinion, it has the potential to be a good technology, specially with the support IDE vendors are giving to it (for instance, JDeveloper 9.0.5 supports it and Sun's-IDE-formerly-know-as-Project-Rave is based on JSF), but it's still early to take any conclusion. So, only time will tell, and hence a final JSR specification is a first step in this direction...
PS: the process took so long that even Sun recognized it when they vote for it:
On 2004-02-17 Sun Microsystems, Inc. voted Yes with the following comment:
This has been a long road. I'm glad to see this important JSR coming in for final approval!
ASF's comment was even funnier:
On 2004-02-24 Apache Software Foundation voted Yes with the following comment:
Is it really done? :)