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From "Greg Dunn" <greg.d...@mo.nisc.cc>
Subject RE: Formatting dates in <html:text>
Date Wed, 26 Mar 2003 16:59:42 GMT
That's what I'm doing, but I was wondering if there was a better way.

Greg



-----Original Message-----
From: Jamesey [mailto:JamesPrance@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:53 AM
To: struts-user@jakarta.apache.org
Subject: Re: Formatting dates in <html:text>


How about using SimpleDateFormat in the bean.. then you can apply your own
date format..


"Greg Dunn" <greg.dunn@mo.nisc.cc> wrote in message
news:NFBBKKACDJNFACNPFOHMMEJGDHAA.greg.dunn@mo.nisc.cc...
> I'm trying to display a date in a particular format in an <html-el:text>
> box.  I'm filling my form bean from my DAO which returns a timestamp, and
>
> <html-el:text size="10" property="presReadingDate"
> value="${meterReading.dtPresReadDt}"/>
>
> displays the long date/time format 'Tue Mar 26 10:45:59 CST 2003' which is
> no good.
>
> I was looking at a discussion on this topic in the archives, but it
appears
> that it was left as "food for thought"
>
> http://www.mail-archive.com/struts-user@jakarta.apache.org/msg52386.html
>
> I use the JSTL <fmt:formatDate> tag to display a date outside a form, but
it
> can't be nested so it's no good here.
>
> This scenario seems like it would be fairly common.  What does one do
here?
> Format the date in a get/set pair in their bean and display that?  Use
basic
> HTML <input type="text"> tags?  What's best practice?
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Greg




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