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I'd like to know what others are doing in for below
situations and what are the best practices in general.
I'm producing my HTML pages by processing XML data
with XSL stylesheets, and there are certain editable
inputs, like date. The respective field is stored in
the form yyyy-mm-dd in the database. I'm having an
argument with a co-worker who is telling that we
should format date fields in a servlet and output it
as is, where XSL stylesheet will use just
<xsl:value-of.., but I'm insisting on outputting data
as is and formatting it with some date formatting XSL
templates. I'd like to know what are the best
practices for the situation.
Another dilemma is the reverse situation. Client
edits date field and submits form. Currently we are
doing date processing ( i.e. converting it back to the
format required by the database) in the servlet. This
is the another situation I'd like to know the opinion
of people with more experience. Are we doing right or
are there better ways?
Thanks in advance.
p.s. The idea extends to all other formattable things,
like money displays, etc. etc. Briefly, it boils down
to whether formatting should be on client or server side.
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