Hi i have a problem with validating date. I am using struts validation framework for validating date. I have taken input type textbox and in form i am using string. and validating date. But when i give yyyy year as 2s07 the date will not give me any errors but when i insert s007 it validates and gives me error. Is there any way to validate the year using validtion. i tried using simple date format and other date parsers.