jsp:include action tag is used to include the content of another resource at the specific position into current JSP page. Another resource can be servlet, jsp or html file.
<jsp:include page="URL of another resource"/>
Note: In case of jsp:include action tag contents are included during request processing.
Difference between include directive and include action.
|include directive||include action|
<html> <head> <title>include action example</title> </head> <body> <h3>Hello this is a include action example.</h3> <jsp:include page="home.jsp"/> </body> </html>
<html> <head> <title>include action example</title> </head> <body> <h4>This content is of included file.</h4> </body> </html>
<web-app> <welcome-file-list> <welcome-file>welcome.jsp</welcome-file> </welcome-file-list> </web-app>