Does writting JSF custom component require J2EE?

5 Jan 2007 17:05:33 -0800
I am new to JSF, and custom JSF - is J2EE (Enterprise Edition) a
requirement when creating custom JSF components? When I try to extend
UIComponentTag I get compiler error
"javax.servlet.jsp.tagext.JspIdConsumer cannot be resolved. It is
indirectly referenced from required .class files". I found this in
the J2EE API, so I know that it exists there - but I would like to use
J2SE; I will be running on Tomcat.

Here is an example of the class I am stuck on:

package jsftest;

import javax.faces.application.Application;
import javax.faces.component.UIComponent;
import javax.faces.context.FacesContext;
import javax.faces.el.ValueBinding;
import javax.faces.webapp.UIComponentTag;

public class FacesTextBoxTag extends UIComponentTag
  // Declare a bean property for the hellomsg attribute.
  public String hellomsg = null;

  // Associate the renderer and component type.
  public String getComponentType() { return
"com.sscims.jsfkit.TextBox"; }
  public String getRendererType() { return null; }

  protected void setProperties(UIComponent component)

    // set hellomsg
    if (hellomsg != null)
      if (isValueReference(hellomsg))
        FacesContext context = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
        Application app = context.getApplication();
        ValueBinding vb = app.createValueBinding(hellomsg);
        component.setValueBinding("hellomsg", vb);
        component.getAttributes().put("hellomsg", hellomsg);

  public void release()
    hellomsg = null;

  public void setHellomsg(String hellomsg)
    this.hellomsg = hellomsg;

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