This issue is in the "The immediate Attribute" section of the page entitled "Adding Components to a Page Using HTML Tags" at http://docs.oracle.com/javaee/6/tutorial/doc/bnarf.html. The third paragraph in this section starts with "Assume that you have a page with a button and a field for entering the quantity of a book in a shopping cart." Why are we assuming here? This is a tutorial, so have readers open an existing example of this scenario or code it up and see what happens. This also relates to other feedback on the sequencing of describing how immediate works without describing the ordinary request lifecycle. The user doesn't yet have the context to imagine what would happen.