JSTL Formating fmt:timeZone Tag

The <fmt: timeZone> Tag is used to specify the time zone. This time zone information will be used for time formatting or parsing actions nested in its body .

Syntax Of <fmt: timeZone> Tag

<fmt: timeZone attributes> body content </fmt: timeZone>

Attributes Of <fmt: timeZone> Tag

value: It is used to represent the time zone ID or specify the java.util.TimeZone object.


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


<title>Time Zone Example</title>
<c:set var="today" value="<%=new java.util.Date()%>" />

<b>Today's Date and Time in India</b><br>
<fmt:formatDate value="${today}" type="both" /><br>

<b>Date and time of US</b><br>
<fmt:timeZone value="US">
<fmt:formatDate value="${today}"  type="both" />


Details of the Code

  • <%@ taglib uri=”http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/fmt” prefix=”fmt” %> tag is used for formatting the data in jsp page.
  • <%@ taglib uri=”http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/core” prefix=”c”%> tag is used to process a JSP page in an application
  • <fmt:timeZone value=”US”> tag is use to specify the time depending upon the time zone of the particular country (US).
  • <fmt:formatDate> tag is used to display the date.

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 :
fmt timeZone output

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