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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Codec Sandbox (was: To fork or not ...)
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2002 16:28:55 GMT


On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, Christoph Reck wrote:

> Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 15:23:59 +0100
> From: Christoph Reck <Christoph.Reck@dlr.de>
> Reply-To: Jakarta Commons Developers List <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Codec Sandbox (was: To fork or not ...)
>
> > Another thing that I would like to see, from the standpoint a heavy user of
> > XML datatypes, is a compliant ISO xxxx Date encoder/decoder.  I'm not sure
> > if this is an orthodox view of codecs, but I see Base64 as a
> > datatype<->string mapping (byte[]), and a date codec is also a
> > datatype<->string mapping (java.lang.Date).
>
> Please see if the IsoDateTool in the commons ruppert might be a starting
> point to takeover to the codec package: http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs/jakarta-commons-sandbox/rupert/src/java/org/apache/commons/rupert/christoph/IsoDateTool.java
>
> Some functions from org.apache.commons.rupert.nathan.DateTool also
> could be merged in.
>

Tomcat 4 has some date->string formatters (in o.a.c.util).  I'd be happy
to see us switch to a commons-code library for stuff like this.

> --
> :) Christoph Reck
>

Craig


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