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what is escape="false" in outputText

 
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what is escape="false" in outputText ?
 
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When you "escape" the values, they are converted to an HTML-compliant representation, for instance:
- < will become &lt;
- > will become &gt;
- & will become &amp;
- etc.

When you disable this with 'escape="false"' then this conversion won't happen.
 
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The important thing to consider when using escape="false" is that you open yourself up to cross site scripting (XSS)
attacks, if the information being displayed is user entered.
 
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