This part of the reference documentation covers Spring Framework’s support for the presentation tier (and specifically web-based presentation tiers) including support for WebSocket-style messaging in web applications.
Spring Framework’s own web framework, Spring Web MVC, is covered in the first couple of chapters. Subsequent chapters are concerned with Spring Framework’s integration with other web technologies, such as JSF.
Following that is coverage of Spring Framework’s MVC portlet framework.
The section then concludes with comprehensive coverage of the Spring Framework Chapter 26, WebSocket Support (including Section 26.4, “STOMP Over WebSocket Messaging Architecture”).