I am getting the following error “source option 5 is no longer supported .use 7 or later”

my pom.xml file

<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
  <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
  <groupId>com.bharath</groupId>
  <artifactId>hellomaven</artifactId>
  <packaging>jar</packaging>
  <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
  <name>hellomaven</name>
  <url>http://maven.apache.org</url>
  <dependencies>
    <dependency>
      <groupId>junit</groupId>
      <artifactId>junit</artifactId>
      <version>3.8.1</version>
      <scope>test</scope>
    </dependency>
  </dependencies>
</project>

I am getting the following error

Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin:3.1:compile (default-compile) on project hellomaven: Compilation failure: Compilation failure:

[ERROR] Source option 5 is no longer supported. Use 7 or later.

[ERROR] Target option 5 is no longer supported. Use 7 or later.

[ERROR] [Help 1] http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MAVEN/MojoFailureException ‘cmd’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,

if i try by adding below code to my pom.xml file

<properties>
<maven.compiler.source>16</maven.compiler.source>
<maven.compiler.target>16</maven.compiler.target>
</properties>

i am getting below error

The project (C:UsersDODDI GIRISHhellomavenpom.xml) has 1 error Non-parseable POM C:UsersDODDI GIRISHhellomavenpom.xml: start tag not allowed in epilog but got p (position: END_TAG seen …rnrn<p… @19:3) @ line 19, column 3 -> my properties code starts from 19th line. my entire pom.xml file

<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
  <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
  <groupId>com.bharath</groupId>
  <artifactId>hellomaven</artifactId>
  <packaging>jar</packaging>
  <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
  <name>hellomaven</name>
  <url>http://maven.apache.org</url>
  <dependencies>
    <dependency>
      <groupId>junit</groupId>
      <artifactId>junit</artifactId>
      <version>3.8.1</version>
      <scope>test</scope>
    </dependency>
  </dependencies>
</project>
<properties>
   <maven.compiler.source>16</maven.compiler.source>
   <maven.compiler.target>16</maven.compiler.target>
 </properties>

help me with this.

thanks in advance

Answer

<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
.
.
.
<properties>
   <maven.compiler.source>16</maven.compiler.source>
   <maven.compiler.target>16</maven.compiler.target>
 </properties>
</project>

Properties should be inside project