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  Why Web Developers Need JavaServer Faces
Subject:   Why Sun?
Date:   2003-07-24 04:01:42
From:   jimothy
Why does this have to come from Sun? Why does it have to be a JSR? Couldn't a equally good--or better--solution come from Apache, IBM, or some other player in the Java space?


The problem I have with Sun and JSRs is that they try to throw everything, including the kitchen sink, into a specification and wind up with something that is overly complex and doesn't serve developers' needs as well as products already on the market, or that might have soon come to the market. And yet, they end up effectively killing those competing products because the result of the JSR becomes "the standard."

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  • Why Sun?
    2003-07-24 08:08:38  anonymous2 [View]

    What are you talking about? It's not just Sun. It's a JSR, which comes from the JCP -- have you looked at the list of contributors to the JSR 127 (JavaServer Faces)? I see IBM, Macromedia, Oracle, Siemens, Fujitsu, HP, and more.

    The reason why "everything and the kitchen sink" gets thrown into a JSR is not necessarily because of Sun -- more likely it's because the JSR will never get approved unless each entity involved in it gets a piece of the pie (has some feature that is crucial to their agenda).