JSTL Functions – escapeXml()



The fn:escapeXml() function escapes characters that can be interpreted as XML markup.

Syntax:

The fn:escapeXml() function has following syntax:

java.lang.String escapeXml(java.lang.String)

JSTL Example :

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

<html>
<head>
<title>JSTL Tutorial</title>
</head>
<body>

<c:set var="str1" value="India is my country"/>
<c:set var="str2" value="<alpha>India</alpha> is my country"/>

<p>With escapeXml() Function:</p>
<p>string 1 : ${fn:escapeXml(str1)}</p>
<p>string 2 : ${fn:escapeXml(str2)}</p>

<p>Without escapeXml() Function:</p>
<p>string 1 : ${str1}</p>
<p>string 2 : ${str2}</p>

</body>
</html>

Output :

With escapeXml() Function:
string 1 : India is my country
string 2 : India is my country
Without escapeXml() Function:
string 1 : India is my country
string 2 : India is my country