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From "T. Lamine Ba" <>
Subject RE: Error with taglib parseDate
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2007 14:34:42 GMT
Thx much for the tip Kris.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kris Schneider [] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 9:14 AM
To: Tag Libraries Users List
Subject: Re: Error with taglib parseDate

On 8/6/07, T. Lamine Ba <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use <parseDate> in webapp "" as follows:
> ***
>         <fmt:parseDate var="birthdate" value="${param.birthdate}"
> pattern="MMM-dd-yyyy" />
> ***
> It works great when I visit the site with my computers.  On the other
> hand, some of my web visitors produce the error below:
> ***
> Exception: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: In <parseDate>, value
> attribute can not be parsed: "OCT-02-2002"
> Error message: In <parseDate>, value attribute can not be parsed:
> "OCT-02-2002"
> ***
> I suspect the problem is browser related.  Does anyone has a solution
> for this?  I searched the internet, but I could not find anything that
> could help, primarily because I have not been able to reproduce the
> error with my computers.  I had to wait for a web surfer with the
> configuration" to access the site.

Browser-based locale setting could certainly cause this to fail. If
you want to force the app to always use English, you should probably
include the following in web.xml:


If you just want to change that specific tag, try the parseLocale

<fmt:parseDate var="birthdate"

> All help appreciated.
> Lamine

Kris Schneider <>
directThought  <>

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