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From "Niall Pemberton" <>
Subject Re: [validator] Date validation issues
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2005 01:15:18 GMT
The main issue with this is going to be how to handle text for different


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Brown" <>
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 10:34 PM

This is a limitation based on the fact that the entire SimpleDateFormat
pattern matching engine hasn't been ported to Javascript. If you want to
open up a ticket and perhaps add a patch, I'll be very happy to include full
support :)


On 11/3/05, Laurie Harper <> wrote:
> I'm using Validator in a Struts project and I'm having some problems
> with client-side date validation. Specifically, in validateDate:
> - it only accepts numeric input (i.e. it can match '01 01 2006', but not
> '01 Jan 2006')
> - it doesn't pay attention to the date format; it can only match
> variants on 'dd MM yyyy'; any other characters/strings besides 'dd',
> 'MM', 'yyyy' get treated as static seperator characters. For example,
> 'dd MMM yyyy' matchs '01 01M2006'!
> I'm basing this on the Javascript generated by Struts' html:javascript
> tag. Is there something special I need to be doing to get Validator to
> generate client-side validation code that's properly in sync with the
> date pattern, or is it really just this limitted?
> L.

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