Here's the deal. When the page is displayed, the date shows up in the
field in the format MM/DD/YY, but the validator wants MM/DD/YYYY. (After
having be around in the Y2k era, I do too.) Every time I go to pull up a
form with a date in it it is displayed with the two digit date, but I
have to manually go back and change it to a four digit date to get the
Validator to accept it.
ie, I click on "edit", the form is pre-populated in the default handler
in the ActionBean, the JSP displays it with a two digit year, but then
in order to save my changes I have to make the changes I wanted to
change *AND* then go set the date to a four digit date each and every
round trip to the server.