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From Upayavira>
Subject Re: [CForms]FormattingDateConvertor can't convert blank to date in current cvs version.
Date Sun, 09 May 2004 12:20:13 GMT
Bruno Dumon wrote:

>On Sun, 2004-05-09 at 12:07, roy huang wrote:
>>Hi All:
>>  If I user xml as data to binding cocoon forms,I must using DateConvertor to convert
string to date like:
>>  <fb:value id="date"   
>>            path="date" >
>>    <fd:convertor datatype="date" >
>>      <fd:patterns>
>>        <fd:pattern>yyyy-MM-dd</fd:pattern>
>>      </fd:patterns>
>>    </fd:convertor>
>>  </fb:value>
>>the data may looks like:
>>But if the data is <date><date> it will error like:
>>org.apache.avalon.framework.CascadingRuntimeException: "resource://org/apache/cocoon/forms/flow/javascript/Form.js",
line 160: uncaught JavaScript exception: at bindingSample (file:/D:/eclipse/workspace/cocoon-2.1/build/webapp/samples/blocks/forms/flow/bindings.js,
Line 73) at (resource://org/apache/cocoon/forms/flow/javascript/Form.js, Line 160): java.lang.RuntimeException:
Incorrect value type for "date" (expected class java.util.Date, got class java.lang.String.
>>But it works only several days ago,so I check the cvs and believe is Bruno's change
in 5.6 makes it. Here's what he said in cvs comments:
>>Made Convertor.convertFromString contract more solid by letting it
>>return a ConversionResult object (instead of null/not-null to indicate
>>successful conversion). This also moves the responsibility
>>of creating the ValidationError to the Convertor, allowing convertors
>>to set more specialised messages in them.
>>What can I do to convert an blank ("") string to Date type? Or this should be considered
in the believe this function is need because date may be blank.
>I made a little error in my change, it simply needs an "else value =
>null" added. I'll fix it after the code freeze.
Why after? Surely the code freeze is intended to be a time for fixing 
bugs (but not for committing 'innovations')? Otherwise, this bug will be 
enshrined in 2.1.5, which would be a shame.

Regards, Upayavira

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