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How to insert a SPACE in a JSP expression?

 
Jen Yang
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Hi, all
I have the following string:
String testString = "aaa bbb";
if I do an
out.println(testString);
It works fine. I get "aaa bbb".
But if I put it into a JSP expression like:
<input name="test" type="text" value=<%= testString %>>
then only the part before the <SPACE> ("aaa") will be shown in my text field.
How do I insert a <SPACE> into a JSP expression? Thanks.
 
Vijay S. Rathore
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Hi Jen,

Change this statement :
<input name="test" type="text" value=<%= testString %>>
to:
<input name="test" type="text" value="<%= testString %>">
in your code.
You are missing " " in the value attribute as it contains a space.
[ July 29, 2003: Message edited by: Vijay Singh Rathore ]
 
Jen Yang
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Thanks Vijay, works!
 
Bear Bibeault
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Bear in mind that this has nothing to do with the JSP expression, but with your lack of putting quotes around the attribute value. If you hard-coded the string with spaces into the HTML without the quotes you would observe the same behavior.
Lesson: always quote your HTML attributes as if you were writing xhtml.
hth,
bear
 
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