# How to write a comment in a JSP page?

JSPJava 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

JSP comment marks to text or statements that the JSP container should ignore. A JSP comment is useful when you want to hide or "comment out", a part of your JSP page.

Following is the syntax of the JSP comments −

<%-- This is JSP comment --%>

Following example shows the JSP Comments −

<html>
<title>A Comment Test</title>
<body>
<%-- This comment will not be visible in the page source --%>
</body>
</html>

The above code will generate the following result −

A Test of Comments

There are a small number of special constructs you can use in various cases to insert comments or characters that would otherwise be treated specially. Here's a summary −

S.No.Syntax & Purpose
1<%-- comment --%>
A JSP comment. Ignored by the JSP engine.
2<!-- comment -->
An HTML comment. Ignored by the browser.
3<\%
Represents static <% literal.
4%\>
Represents static %> literal.
5\'
A single quote in an attribute that uses single quotes.
6\"
A double quote in an attribute that uses double quotes.
Published on 20-Mar-2019 06:04:32