Document Views

Updated: June 10, 2024

JSF UI Deprecation
This requires to have the JSF UI addon installed on your server that is deprecated since Nuxeo Platform LTS 2019.
Please refer to the Web UI documentation.

Pages visible for a given document can be configured depending on the document type.

First of all, we have to make the difference between a view in a standard JSF way (navigation case view id, navigation case output) and views in the Nuxeo Platform (document type view, creation view).

Standard JSF Navigation Concepts

A standard JSF navigation rule can be defined in the OSGI-INF/deployment-fragment.xml files, inside the faces-config#NAVIGATION directive.

Example of a navigation rule case definition:

<extension target="faces-config#NAVIGATION">

      <redirect />

      <redirect />


Nuxeo Platform Views

A certain Nuxeo document type can have defined a default view (used to view/edit the document) and a create view (used to create the document). These views are specified in the OSGI-INF/ecm-types-contrib.xml file, as in the following example.

<extension target="org.nuxeo.ecm.platform.types.TypeService" point="types">
    <type id="Workspace">

The default view of a document is rendered as a list of tabs. The document tabs are defined as actions in the OSGI-INF/actions-contrib.xml file, having as category VIEW_ACTION_LIST. A tab can be added to a document default view as shown in the following example.

<extension target="org.nuxeo.ecm.platform.actions.ActionService" point="actions">
    <action id="TAB_EDIT" link="/incl/tabs/document_edit.xhtml" enabled="true"
      order="20" label="action.view.edit" icon="/icons/file.gif">