The JSP include directive allows you to include the content of a web page in the current page.
The location where you insert the include directive is very important because it is at that specific location where the content of
another web page is added to the current web page.
Syntax of include Directive
<%@ include file = " relative URL of the file " %>
include Directive Example
We have created a JSP web page that displays the current day, date and time, as shown below.
<%@page import="java.util.*" %>
Current Date and Time : <%= new Date() %>
Next we have created a web page that uses include directive to include the contents of a web page Date.jsp(which displays the current date and time)
at a particular location of the current web page.
Including the content of another page using include directive :
<%@ include file="Date.jsp" %>
executing this JSP page includes the content of Date.jsp and displays it the user.
Another example of include directive
In this example, we are going to include a webpage with a form, using include directive.