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From "Alexei Zakharov (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HARMONY-5498) [classlib][text][icu][struts] DateFormatSymbols.getMonth() does not add empty string to the end of the list
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2008 14:59:10 GMT
[classlib][text][icu][struts] DateFormatSymbols.getMonth() does not add empty string to the
end of the list
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                 Key: HARMONY-5498
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-5498
             Project: Harmony
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: App-Oriented Bug Reports, Classlib
         Environment: all
            Reporter: Alexei Zakharov


This is a compatibility issue. Current ICU-based implementation of DateFormatSymbols#getMonths()
does not add an empty string to the end of the list. This behavior is not required by the
specification but RI does it. Our previous non-ICU implementation did it as well - see M4
snapshot.  The same issue exists for #getWeekdays(), #getShortMonths() and #getShortWeekdays()
methods. Please see the test case below.

DateFormatSymbolsTest.java
---
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;

public class DateFormatSymbolsTest {

    public static void main(String argv[]) {
        String[] months = new DateFormatSymbols().getMonths();

        for (String m : months) {
            System.out.println("\"" + m + "\"");
        }
    }

}
---

on RI (if English system locale is selected) the output is: 
"January"
"February"
"March"
"April"
"May"
"June"
"July"
"August"
"September"
"October"
"November"
"December"
""

on Harmony (since r612718):
"January"
"February"
"March"
"April"
"May"
"June"
"July"
"August"
"September"
"October"
"November"
"December"

The bad news here is that some application depends on such RI behaviour. Example - Struts
showcase application that comes together with Struts distribution. It directly uses "new DateFormatSymbols().getMonths();"
in one of its action. And if no empty string was supplied there is no empty choice in drop-down
list on the web page. So user is obliged to choose some month and can't leave the field blank.
However, this is not the intended behavior. 

Our struts scenario fails since January 17 because of this issue.


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