# What is a scriptlet in JSP and what is its syntax?

JSPJava 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

#### Jakarta EE/Java JEE 8 Web Development(Servlet, JSP and JDBC)

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A scriptlet can contain any number of JAVA language statements, variable or method declarations, or expressions that are valid in the page scripting language.

Following is the syntax of Scriptlet −

<% code fragment %>

You can write the XML equivalent of the above syntax as follows −

<jsp:scriptlet>
code fragment
</jsp:scriptlet>

Any text, HTML tags, or JSP elements you write must be outside the scriptlet. Following is the simple and first example for JSP −

<html>
</html>