JSTL Core c:out Tag

The <c:out> tag is used to print or display the result of an expression. This tag is also used for getting output for the user. It works like expression tag in jsp <%=…..%>. This uses the simpler notation as “.” to access properties.

Syntax of <c:out> tag

<c:out attribute> body content </c:out>

Attributes used for <c:out> tag

  • Value: This attribute is used to specify the expression which has to be evaluated.
  • Default: This is optional attribute this attribute used when the resulting value is null.
  • escapeXml: This is also an optional attribute it used to check whether there is need to convert XML characters like &,’,”,<,> etc to their character encoding codes.Default value is true

Example of <c:out> tag

<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=UTF-8"
<%@ taglib uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/core" prefix="c"%>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;"><title>Example of c:set</title></span>
<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;"></head></span>
<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;"><body>Setting value using c:set </span>
<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;"><c:set var="name" scope="request" value="Welcome to JavaBeat" /><br></span>
<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Value is: <b><c:out value="${name}"/></b><br></span>
<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;"></html></span>

Steps for Execution

  • Save this file as example.jsp in your eclipse IDE.
  • Now select this jsp file, right mouse click and select Run as ->Run on server


When the execution process is completed successfully we will get the following output :

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