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How does FreeMarker handle null values?

How does FreeMarker handle null values?

The best practice for handling null values and empty values is to combine the above functions. By itself, the has_content function does not return check for null or empty values. It only determines if the variable exists. By itself, the trim function does not check if the variable exists.

Is null FreeMarker?

The FreeMarker template language doesn’t know the Java language null at all. It doesn’t have null keyword, and it can’t test if something is null or not.

What syntax is used to access data using FreeMarker under a condition?

To access them, you use the . variable_name syntax.

How do you escape characters in FreeMarker?

Both quotation mark (“) and apostrophe-quoate (‘) are escaped. Starting from FreeMarker 2.3. 1, it also escapes > as \> (to avoid ). Furthermore, all characters under UCS code point 0x20, that has no dedicated escape sequence in JavaScript language, will be replaced with hexadecimal escape ().

Is Thymeleaf better than JSP?

Thymeleaf is way better in my opinion because it have good underlying priciples and exploits natural behaviour of browsers. Jsp makes html hard to read, it becomes weird mixture of html and java code which makes a lot of problems in comunication between designer – developer.

How do I comment in FreeMarker template?

Comments: <#– and –> Comments are similar to HTML comments, but they are delimited by <#– and –>. Comments will be ignored by FreeMarker, and will not be written to the output.

What is FreeMarker template language?

FreeMarker is a template engine, written in Java, and maintained by the Apache Foundation. We can use the FreeMarker Template Language, also known as FTL, to generate many text-based formats like web pages, email, or XML files.

What is the use of FreeMarker?

FreeMarker is a free Java-based template engine, originally focusing on dynamic web page generation with MVC software architecture. However, it is a general purpose template engine, with no dependency on servlets or HTTP or HTML, and is thus often used for generating source code, configuration files or e-mails.

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