How do I include other pages using jsp:include?

The <jsp:include/> tag is use to include another page fragment of a JSP page into another page. This is useful when you have a common page such as header, footer or a menu that applied to many of all of your pages.

<%@ page contentType="text/html;charset=UTF-8" language="java" %>
    <title>&lt;jsp:include/&gt; Demo</title>
<div id="header">
    <jsp:include page="common/header.jsp"/>

<div id="main">
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit,
    sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna

<div id="footer">
    <jsp:include page="common/footer.jsp"/>

Here are the page fragment of the header.jsp, footer.jsp and menu.jsp. All of them are placed in the common folder in the same location with the index.jsp file.


<strong>&lt;jsp:include/&gt; Demo</strong>
<jsp:include page="menu.jsp"/>


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When you access your page from the servlet container such as Apache Tomcat you’ll have a complete display of a page that contains header, menu, content and footer.

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