JSTL Core <fmt:setTimeZone> Tag

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The <fmt:setTimeZone> tag is used to copy a time zone object into the specified scoped variable.

Attribute:

The <fmt:setTimeZone> tag has following attributes:

AttributeDescription RequiredDefault
valueTime zone to expose as a scoped or configuration variableYesNone
varName of the variable to store the new time zoneNoReplace default
scopeScope of the variable to store the new time zoneNoPage

Example:

<%@ taglib uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/core" prefix="c" %>
<%@ taglib uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/fmt" prefix="fmt" %>
<html>
<head>
<title>JSTL fmt:setTimeZone Tag</title>
</head>
<body>
<c:set var="now" value="<%=new java.util.Date()%>" />
<p>Date in Current Zone: <fmt:formatDate value="${now}" 
             type="both" timeStyle="long" dateStyle="long" /></p>
<p>Change Time Zone to GMT-8</p>
<fmt:setTimeZone value="GMT-8" />
<p>Date in Changed Zone: <fmt:formatDate value="${now}" 
             type="both" timeStyle="long" dateStyle="long" /></p>
</body>
</html>

This would produce following result:

Date in Current Zone: 23 September 2010 15:21:37 GST

Change Time Zone to GMT-8

Date in Changed Zone: 23 September 2010 03:21:37 GMT-08:00



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