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using of out.println in JSP

Mike Vat

Joined: Sep 09, 2008
Posts: 10
I want to writeHTML tags in jsp code. I have written the below statement in JSP Server tags <% %>


out.println("<input type="hidden" name="emp" value="<%=name.RETRIEVE_STATE%>">");


I am getting the compilation errors. Can you pl help me how to write this ? I think the double Quotes inside<input? tag is causing the Issue. but how to solve this Issue ?


')' expected

("<input type="hidden" name="emp "
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63862

Why would you be wanting to do that? The whole purpose of a JSP is to allow you to specify the markup in template text. Building up the markup inside Java inside the JSP (a poor practice in and of itself) is simply silly.

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Gary Dhaliwal

Joined: Oct 17, 2008
Posts: 11
Think of JSP simply as HTML with Java placeholders. There is no need to embed HTML code in Java.

Do it this way:
<input type="hidden" name="emp" value="<%= name.RETRIEVE_STATE %>">
asdf lkjh

Joined: Oct 17, 2008
Posts: 12
@Mike: Don't get confused between jsp and servlets.

JSP's should be HTML with small Java.
Servlets should be Java with little or no HTML
Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Joined: Jan 28, 2008
Posts: 5575

if you just want to know ,

you have to use like below .. but it is highly discouraged as bear said above


out.println("<input type='hidden' name='emp' value='"+java_value+"'/>");

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