View Full Version : Date and time problem.( I have all the coding can't get it to work)

02-25-2012, 03:39 PM
I need help so the specific date & time when the text is saved , appears alongside the text automatically each time a text is saved .
It currently just displays the text but NOT the DATE OR TIME the text was saved :/

Thanks a lot in adavance i am just a beginner :)
Here is the coding JSP :

<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<title>Insert title here</title>
<%@ page import="java.util.Vector " %>

Enter a news story here
<form action=Exercise24.jsp method=post>
<textarea name="story" rows=5 cols=100></textarea><br>
<input type=submit value="Save"><br><br>
All news stories:
<jsp:useBean id="nl" class="newspackage.NewsStore" scope="application"/>
<jsp:setProperty name="nl" property="story"/>
Vector<String> theList = nl.getStories();
for (int i=0; i < theList.size(); i++) {
<li> <%= theList.elementAt(i) %> </li>
Here is the .java coding:

package newspackage;
import java.util.Vector;
public class NewsStore {
Vector<String> stories = new Vector<String>();
public void setStory(String theNews){
public Vector<String> getStories() {
return stories;
Here is specifc date &time coding :

<%@page contentType="text/html" import="java.util.*" %>
<!-- http://www.java-samples.com/jsp -->
This question was submitted <%= startTime %>. <br>
Date startTime = new Date();%></body>