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I have a person in Canada that wants me to reformat a date to be in their format, going from 06/25/2012 to 25/6/2012.
I have looked through the servlet that holds these data tag references and this is a sample. I was wondering if you think it will work okay to simple reference this new data tag in the servlet or if I will need some other type of logic. The reason why I am asking is that I am working with another programmer who is versed in Visual Basic, as this program has some visual basic in it. The visual basic enables the "Add-ons" menu in Excel and Word to take the data tags from Java. I know, another crazy question, I am sorry
Are you being asked to convert XML elements or attributes from one date format to another?
Joined: Oct 27, 2010
yes actually. There are a bunch of dates that our clients use and they format them in a word document and upload it to our server. the code listed in Java handles the object from VB. So to do this, it is a technique that is like 10-12 years old that pre-dates xml kinda, anyway, I just wondered if I write a method to parse the data as a string in VB, will the Java code or something similar be enough to make it available as a string to the xml document that is being served?
and sorry I know this is a weird question.