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recurring JSP problem

 
Dan Murphy
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Hi,

Here's an example of the kind of problem I have all the time with JSPs:

I have a Date object stored as a request-scoped attribute. In the web-page itself I want to show something like:

Year 1978, Month 6, Day 30

Extracting these fields in Java code is trivial, but how do I do it in a JSP without resorting to scriptlet code? I can't use a static method and call it via EL, because there's no way to pass parameters to these methods. I suppose I could write my own tag library, but that seems like an awful lot of trouble for something so simple, any suggestions?

(BTW, if anyone knows of a tag library that already provides the date functionality required, please let me know.)

Thanks in Advance,
Dan
 
Anirvan Majumdar
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I think it might just be possible to achieve what you want using JSTL. Perhaps this site may be of some assistance in this regard.
 
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