#26 ✓resolved
Erwan Loisant

Allow other formats when binding parameters

Reported by Erwan Loisant | October 5th, 2010 @ 11:56 AM | in 1.1

In case of a resource url, users can bind define binding on date.

/document/${documentDate} ie /document/01-12-2009/ (documentDate might be the Id)

However, currently we cannot specified the date format and we cannot retrieve the date format according to the locale:
the URL of any resources should not change depending of the locale.


Add a new annotation that allows to specify the date format: @As("dd-MM-yyyy")

for example:

public static show(@As("dd-mm-yyyy") Date date) {



Note that the same kind of annotation could be used in another use case:

/mailboxes/{<.*>folderNames}/ -> /mailboxes/2009/june/

and then

public static show(@Separator("/") List mailboxes) {




/books/{languages}/ -> /books/fr,ja,de/

public static show(@Separator(",") List mailboxes) {



This is basically the same idea, and thus means that the mechanism must be flexible.

Imported from Launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/play/+bug/458450

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