For dates, the bean:write tag has to know how to format the date.
Add formatKey="date.format" to your <bean:write> tag. Then add date.format=MM/dd/yyyy to your ApplicationResources.properties file. Naturally the key can be anything you chose, and the format can be any valid date format that could be used by java.text.SimpleDateFormat. [ July 07, 2005: Message edited by: Merrill Higginson ]