Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

Professional Opinions
Ask a Question
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

troubleshooting Question

Escaping Html with EL expressions similar to <c:out escapeXml=”true”

Avatar of Damn
Damn asked on
1 Comment1 Solution1096 ViewsLast Modified:

I have following code in my JSP page:
<td class="td_muc" align="left">${document.description}</td>      

When I put some Html tags inside document.description, these tags will be processed by browser. I would like to avoid this, and one way is to replace this with jstl tag:
<td class="td_muc" align="left"><c:out value=”${document.description}”></td>      

This way entities will be automatically encoded, for example < will be automatically encoded to &lt;.

I have a huge existing jsp code-base and I would like to encode output without significantly modifying code and while keeping
<td class="td_muc" align="left">${document.description}</td>.      
Is there any way to perform this encoding without using jstl tags, by means of some directive or similar?

Thank you,

Avatar of evnafets

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 1 Comment.
See Answers