The Java Community Process (JCP) today approved the JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.0 specification. 12 of the participating members voted 'Yes' while the remaining four participants abstained. Abstentions included the Apache Software Foundation, IBM, SAP, and Nortel.
JSF 2.0 adds a range of new features including Ajax support, ease of development features for custom component authoring, improved configuration management, a Page Description Language, and support for JSR 303 Bean Validation.
There are a slew of other new features in this highly anticipated release, which are listed on the JCP landing page for the specification.
DZone will be providing more JSF 2.0 coverage in the coming weeks, including a Q&A interview with the spec leads/participants, as well as a JSF 2.0 Refcard which goes live June 8th.