How to Generate an HTML Response in a Java Servlet

I have filtered several methods to generate response in a java servlet and i will show you how you can achieve the result you need with ease by following the example below.

You normally forward the request to a JSP for display. JSP is a view technology which provides a template to write plain vanilla HTML/CSS/JS in and provides ability to interact with backend Java code/variables with help of taglibs and EL. You can control the page flow with taglibs like JSTL. You can set any backend data as an attribute in any of the request, session or application scope and use EL (the ${} things) in JSP to access/display them.


public class HelloWorldServlet extends HttpServlet {

    protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException {
        String message = "Hello World";
        request.setAttribute("message", message); // This will be available as ${message}
        request.getRequestDispatcher("/WEB-INF/hello.jsp").forward(request, response);

And /WEB-INF/hello.jsp look like:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
        <title>SO question 2370960</title>
         <p>Message: ${message}</p>

i hope you where able to get the result you wanted.