JSTL fmt:bundle Formatting Tag

The JSTL <fmt:bundle> Formatting Tag is used to make a specified bundle available for all <fmt:message> tags with its body.

Syntax:

<fmt:bundle basename=”basenameOfBundleResource”  />
      <fmt:message key=”messageKey”/>
</fmt:bundle>

fmt:bundle tag attributes:

Attribute Description Required
basename It specify the base name of the resource bundle that is to be loaded. Yes
prefix It specify the value to prepend to each key name in subtags. No

Example:

test.jsp

<%@ taglib uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/core" prefix="c" %>
<%@ taglib prefix="fmt" uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/fmt" %>
 
<html>
	<head>
		<title>fmt:bundle JSTL formatting tag example</title>
	</head>
	<body>
	 <fmt:bundle basename="com.javawithease.properties.message">
	   <fmt:message key="message.first"/><br/>
	   <fmt:message key="message.second"/><br/>
	   <fmt:message key="message.third"/><br/>
	 </fmt:bundle>
	</body>
</html>

message_en_US.properties

message.first = This is first message using en_US locale.
message.second = This is second message en_US locale.
message.third = This is third message en_US locale.

web.xml

<web-app>
 
  <welcome-file-list>
          <welcome-file>test.jsp</welcome-file>
  </welcome-file-list>	
 
</web-app>

Output:

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