Why is HtmlOutputText not a ClientBehaviorHolder ?
sure, while <h:outputText value="foo" /> renders as plain text,
some slightly more "complex" outputText renders with a <span>:
<h:outputText style="color:red" value="blah blah blah" />
IMO it is a limitation that outputText is not a ClientBehaviorHolder;
Imagine that you want to do some stuff (e.g. insert/remove a "context
menu") on mouseover/out. Currently you need to use <outputLabel> for that.
IMO this is lame.
So, if a ClientBehavior is present, why not rendering the beast as
<span ....>Blah blah...</span> ??