JSTL Core <fmt:timeZone> Tag

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The <fmt:timeZone> tag is used to specify the time zone that all tags within its body will use.

Attribute:

The <fmt:timeZone> tag has following attributes:

AttributeDescription RequiredDefault
valueTime zone to apply to the bodyYesNone

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:timeZone Tag</title>
  </head>

  <body>
    <c:set var="now" value="<%=new java.util.Date()%>" />
    <table border="1" width="100%">
      <tr>
        <td width="100%" colspan="2" bgcolor="#0000FF">
          <p align="center">
            <b>
              <font color="#FFFFFF" size="4">Formatting:
              <fmt:formatDate value="${now}" type="both"
              timeStyle="long" dateStyle="long" />
              </font>
            </b>
          </p>
        </td>
      </tr>

      <c:forEach var="zone"
      items="<%=java.util.TimeZone.getAvailableIDs()%>">
        <tr>
          <td width="51%">
            <c:out value="${zone}" />
          </td>
          <td width="49%">
            <fmt:timeZone value="${zone}">
              <fmt:formatDate value="${now}" timeZone="${zn}"
              type="both" />
            </fmt:timeZone>
          </td>
        </tr>
      </c:forEach>
    </table>
  </body>
</html>

This would produce following result:

Formatting: 23 September 2010 15:09:09 GST

Etc/GMT+12 22-Sep-2010 23:09:09
Etc/GMT+11 23-Sep-2010 00:09:09
...........................


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