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Servlet JSP Date

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This example uses servlets and JSP to show today’s date.

DateServlet.java adds the formatted date to the request and then forwards the request to the JSP file:

package io.happycoding.servlets;

import java.io.IOException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import jakarta.servlet.annotation.WebServlet;
import jakarta.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import jakarta.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import jakarta.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;
import jakarta.servlet.ServletException;

public class DateServlet extends HttpServlet {

  public void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
      throws IOException, ServletException {

    SimpleDateFormat dateFormat =
        new SimpleDateFormat("hh:mm aa 'on' EEEE, MMMM dd, yyyy");
    Date now = new Date();
    String formattedDate = dateFormat.format(now);

    request.setAttribute("date", formattedDate);

date-view.jsp uses expression language (EL) to get the formatted date from the request, and outputs it in HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Current Time</title>
    <h1>Current Time</h1>
    <p>The current time is ${date}</p>

today's date

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