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From "James Strachan" <james_strac...@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject Re: datetime TAGlib -> FormatTag.java
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2001 13:20:47 GMT
From: "Tim Dawson" <tdawson@wamnet.com>


> I'd much rather see the above than a i18n:formatDate or whatever, because
at
> least you provide some additional formatting, e.g. {0,date,medium} vs.
> {0,date,short}.


I was thinking more of having additional formatting tags explicitly for
Date, Number and Currency which would then allow for the explicit provision
of either a style (short/medium/long) or an explicit formatting pattern to
be used if necessary. Since there is some cross over with existing
functionality, I thought the i18n tag library might be a good place to put
the new tags.

Something along the lines of:-

<i18n:formatDate value="<%= new Date() %>" style="short"/>

<i18n:formatDate value="<%= new Date() %>" pattern="yyyy.MMMMM.dd GGG
hh:mm"/>

<i18n:formatNumber value="<%= 12345.1234  %>" pattern="##,###,###.##"/>

<i18n:formatCurrency value="<%= 12345.1234 %>" pattern="##,###,###.##"/>

Similar parsing tags which take a String and create a Date / Number could be
done too.
Just a thought...

James


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