JavaServer FacesServlet Pointer
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What is a FACES file?
The .faces extension is used by some versions of JavaServer Faces to invoke the FacesServlet servlet. However, FACES files do not actually exist. When developers specify a path to a FACES file (e.g. http://localhost:8080/webapp/page.faces), JavaServer Faces searches for and renders the FacesServlet components included in an app's corresponding WebContent .XHTML file (e.g. Webapp/WebContent/page.xhtml).
FacesServlet is a JavaServer Faces servlet that manages a web app's request processing lifecycle. In order to invoke FacesServlet and allow it to render the JavaServer Faces components included in an XHTML file, developers must sometimes specify a file path that ends with the .faces, .jsf, or .xhtml extension. When FacesServlet encounters a file path that ends with .faces, it knows to search for a corresponding XHTML file that includes JavaServer Faces components.
How to open a FACES file
FACES files do not actually exist, so they cannot be opened.