JSF <f:validateRegex> Tag

It is used to check whether the local value of a component is a match against a regular expression from the java.util.regex package or not.

# Tag Attributes

Attribute Description
pattern It is used to set a regular expression pattern for the component. It is a required attribute.

# JSF <f:validateRegex> Tag Example

// index.xhtml

<h:form id="form">
<h:outputLabel for="username">User Name</h:outputLabel>
<h:inputText id="name-id" value="#{user.name}" validatorMessage="Your name can have only Alphabets">
<f:validateRegex pattern="^([a-zA-Z]+(.)?[\s]*)$" />
<h:commandButton value="OK" action="response.xhtml"></h:commandButton>

// User.java

import javax.faces.bean.ManagedBean;
import javax.faces.bean.RequestScoped;
public class User{
String name;
public String getName() {
return name;
public void setName(String name) {
this.name = name;


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