Is it necessary to give the folder name "resources" when making the reference of a css file and js file in
Cause when I am giving the folder name "assets" instead of "resources" these files are not loaded.
This is how I am using these tags:
<h:head> <h:outputStylesheet name="css/styles.css"/> <h:outputScript name="js/site.js"/> </h:head>
And here is my project structure:
In the screenshot you can see the folder name is resources. And then it is working. How can I specify a different name?
The folder name is fixed as per chapters 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 of the JSF specification.
18.104.22.168 Packaging Resources into the Web Application Root
The default implementation must support packaging resources in the web application root under the path
relative to the web app root. Resources packaged into the web app root must be accessed using the
getResource*()methods on ExternalContext.
22.214.171.124 Packaging Resources into the Classpath
For the default implementation, resources packaged in the classpath must reside under the JAR entry name:
Resources packaged into the classpath must be accessed using the
getResource*()methods of the
ClassLoaderobtained by calling the
getContextClassLoader()method of the current
It mentions "must" in both cases. It does not mention anything about a possible configuration option to change those paths. This applies to both JSF 2.0 and JSF 2.1.
In the upcoming JSF 2.2, however, it will as per JSF spec issue 996 be possible to change the path by the new
javax.faces.WEBAPP_RESOURCES_DIRECTORY context parameter which takes a path relative to the webcontent root as parameter value:
<context-param> <param-name>javax.faces.WEBAPP_RESOURCES_DIRECTORY</param-name> <param-value>WEB-INF/resources</param-value> </context-param>
This example will move the
/resources folder into
/WEB-INF, hereby ensuring more security (i.e. it is now not possible anymore to access those resources independently from the
In your particular case, you'd thus like to use the following setting when having upgraded to JSF 2.2:
<context-param> <param-name>javax.faces.WEBAPP_RESOURCES_DIRECTORY</param-name> <param-value>assets</param-value> </context-param>
Note that this only covers webapp's own resources as specified in chapter 126.96.36.199, not the JAR resources as specified in chapter 188.8.131.52. The path of JAR resources should still be
META-INF/resources as this is controlled by Servlet API specification, not the JSF specification. It's namely under the covers obtained by
ServletContext#getResource() method which is outside control of JSF.
It is the way that the Resource Handler has been implemented in JSF 2.0, by default it will look at the following two path:
1) /resources under the root of the web application.
2) /META-INF/resources when packaged in an external JAR on the classpath.
If you want to use a different name, As mentioned by Alexandre, use the
<style> tags or write your own Resource Handler.
You can't specify another directory than resources unless yiu are using
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