JSTL Format fmt:requestEncoding Tag

The <fmt: requestEncoding> tag is used to set the character encoding of a request.

The Syntax Of <fmt: requestEncoding> Tag

<fmt: requestEncoding attributes/>

Attributes of <fmt: requestEncoding> Tag

value: The character encoding is further used to decode the request parameter.

Example

In first ResourceBundle class we have put color name
Listing 1: EncCode_gg.java

package javabeat.net;

import java.util.ListResourceBundle;

public class EncCode_gg extends ListResourceBundle
{
  	public Object[][] getContents()
{
   		 return contents;
  	}
  	Static final Object[][] contents =
{
  		{"color.blue", "Blue"},
  		{"count.green", "Green"},
  		{"count.white", "White"},
  	};
}

The another ResourceBundle contains color name in spanish language:

Listing 2: EncCode_bb.java

package javabeat.net;

import java.util.ListResourceBundle;

public class EncCode_bb extends ListResourceBundle
 {
  	public Object[][] getContents()
 {
    		return contents;
 	 }
  	static final Object[][] contents =
{
 	 	{"color.blue", "Azul"},
  		{"color.green", "Verde"},
 	 	{"color.white", "Blanco"},
  	};
}

Listing 3: example.jsp

<%@ taglib uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/core" prefix="c" %>
<%@ taglib uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/fmt" prefix="fmt" %>

<html>
<head>
<title>JSTL fmt:message Tag</title>
</head>
<body>

<fmt:requestEncoding value="UTF-8" />
<fmt:setLocale value="bb"/>
<fmt:setBundle basename="javabeat.net.EncCode" var="lang"/>

<fmt:message key="color.blue" bundle="${lang}"/><br/>
<fmt:message key="color.green" bundle="${lang}"/><br/>
<fmt:message key="color.white" bundle="${lang}"/><br/>

</body>
</html>

Details of the Code

<fmt:requestEncoding value=”UTF-8″ /> is used to for the decoding the data as we can see in the above example, we have encoded the data and later in jsp file by using the requestEncoding tag we have decoded it in Spanish language.

  • 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

Output

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

 

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