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12. JSF HTML Tag Reference

Documentation > JSF > JSF Tag Reference > JSF HTML Tag Library > h:outputText

h:outputText

The outputText tag renders basic text on your JSF page. You can customize the appearance of the text using CSS styles, in which case the generated text is wrapped in an HTML span element. You can also escape the rendered text if it contains sensitive HTML and XML characters.

JSF Example

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
	"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" 
      xmlns:h="http://java.sun.com/jsf/html">
<h:head />
<body>
<h:outputText value="#{messages.welcomeMessage}" style="font-weight:bold" />
</body>
</html>
This example was formatted by JSFToolbox for Dreamweaver.

com/mycompany/messages.properties

welcomeMessage=Welcome to our site!

faces-config.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<faces-config xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee"
	xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
	xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee 
	http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-facesconfig_2_0.xsd"
	version="2.0">
	<application>
		<resource-bundle>
			<base-name>com.mycompany.messages</base-name>
			<var>messages</var>
		</resource-bundle>
	</application>
</faces-config>

Rendered Output

Rendered h:outputText tag

HTML Output

<span style="font-weight:bold">Welcome to our site!</span>

Tag Attributes

binding Expression
 
The value-binding expression linking this component tag to a backing bean property.
converter Text
 
The converter attribute sets the converter instance to be registered for this component. It must match the converter-id value of a converter element defined in your Faces configuration file.
dir Enumerated
 
The dir attribute is a standard HTML attribute that overrides the default text directionality for this component. The values accepted for this component are "LTR" (left-to-right) and "RTL" (right-to-left).

This attribute accepts the following values:

  • LTR
  • RTL
escape Boolean
 
The escape attribute is a boolean flag that determines if sensitive HTML and XML characters should be escaped in the ourput generated by this component. The default value for this attribute is "true".
id Text
 
The unique identifier value for this component. The value must be unique within the closest naming container.
lang Text
 
The lang attribute is a standard HTML attribute that sets the code describing the language to be used in the markup generated by this component.
rendered Boolean
 
A value-binding expression that evaluates to a Boolean condition indicating if this component should be rendered.
style Text
 
The style attribute sets the CSS style definition to be applied to this component when it is rendered.
styleClass Text
 
The styleClass attribute sets the CSS class to apply to this component when it is rendered.
title Text
 
The title attribute is a standard HTML attribute that sets the tooltip text to display for the rendered component.
value Text
 
The value attribute sets the current value for this component.