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Tag name: <h:outputFormat>
UIComponent class: javax.faces.component.html.HtmlOutputFormat
Tag class: org.apache.myfaces.taglib.html.HtmlOutputFormatTag
Component type: javax.faces.HtmlOutputFormat
Component family: javax.faces.Output
Renderer type: javax.faces.Format
Renderer class: org.apache.myfaces.renderkit.html.HtmlFormatRenderer

Renders as text, applying the child f:param values to the value attribute as a MessageFormat string. If this element has an ID or CSS style properties, the text is wrapped in a span element.

Unless otherwise specified, all attributes accept static values or EL expressions.

See Javadoc of JSF Specification


Name Type Supports EL? Description
binding String Only EL Identifies a backing bean property (of type UIComponent or appropriate subclass) to bind to this component instance. This value must be an EL expression.
converter javax.faces.convert.Converter Yes The value can either be a static value (ID) or an EL expression. When a static id is specified, an instance of the converter type registered with that id is used. When this is an EL expression, the result of evaluating the expression must be an object that implements the Converter interface.
escape boolean Yes Indicates whether rendered markup should be escaped. Default: true
id String Yes An identifier for this particular component instance within a component view.

The id must be unique within the scope of the tag's enclosing NamingContainer (eg h:form or f:subview). The id is not necessarily unique across all components in the current view

This value must be a static value, ie not change over the lifetime of a component. It cannot be defined via an EL expression; only a string is permitted.

rendered boolean Yes A boolean value that indicates whether this component should be rendered. Default value: true.
style String Yes HTML: CSS styling instructions.
styleClass String Yes The CSS class for this element. Corresponds to the HTML 'class' attribute.
title String Yes HTML: An advisory title for this element. Often used by the user agent as a tooltip.
value Object Yes The initial value of this component. This value is generally set as a value-binding in the form #{myBean.myProperty}, where myProperty can be any data-type of Java (also user-defined data-types), if a converter for this data-type exists. Special cases: 1) f:selectItems - value needs to bind to a list (or an array) of javax.faces.model.SelectItem-instances 2) components implementing UISelectMany (e.g. h:selectManyCheckbox) - value needs to bind to a list (or an array) of values, where the values need to be of the same data-type as the choices of the associated f:selectItems-component 3) components implementing UIData (e.g. h:dataTable) - value needs to bind to a list (or an array) of values, which will be iterated over when the data-table is processed