How to print result of a java expression in JSP?

The <c:out> tag displays the result of an expression. This is almost similar to the way <%= %> works. The difference here is that <c:out> tag lets you use the simpler "." notation to access properties. For example, to access customer.address.street, use the tag  <c:out value = "customer.address.street"/>.

The <c:out> tag can automatically escape XML tags so they aren't evaluated as actual tags.


The <c:out> tag has the following attributes −

ValueInformation to outputYesNone
defaultFallback information to outputNobody
escapeXmlTrue if the tag should escape special XML charactersNotrue


<%@ taglib uri = "" prefix = "c" %>
      <title> <c:out> Tag Example</title>
      <c:out value = "${'<tag> , &'}"/>

The above code will generate the following result −

<tag> , &

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019

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