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Live resource bundle entry editing in a generic way through declarative component and UI component tree manipulation0
In a series of five articles I have discussed how boilerplate text elements such as prompts and labels could and should be taken out of pages and centralized in resource bundles. I have explained how resource bundles can be implemented in database tables, how the bundles can be refreshed at run time and how different user groups can be served with different resource bundles. The previous article demonstrated how text properties can be edited at run time, in the context of the application.
The approach discussed for live text editing works fine. However, its current implementation requires specific manipulation – of every individual page. Each page contains a popup component and each component to be edited needs to have an associated showPopupBehavior or even a commandImageLink.
This article outlines a more generic approach that requires virtually no page or component specific preparation. The popup is takes out of the page into a page fragment. This page fragment is included in every page using a single declarative component tag. Via a phaseListener on the f:view tag, the UIComponent tree of every page is programmatically manipulated before being rendered. The manipulation More >