Unknown XMLGregorianCalendar output


I'm using the below to get the current datetime using XMLGregorianCalendar in GMT format, but I get 2010-04-07T16:44:51.000Z.  I'm unsure what the "Z" is at the end.  The rest looks correct.

 private XMLGregorianCalendar getCurrentDateTime(){
        GregorianCalendar gc = new GregorianCalendar();
        DatatypeFactory dtf=null;
        try {
            dtf = DatatypeFactory.newInstance();
        } catch (DatatypeConfigurationException ex) {
            Logger.getLogger(SyncServiceImpl.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        return dtf.newXMLGregorianCalendar(gc);
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This Z stays for RFC 822 style timezone (-0400 for example) when SimpleDateFormat is used so I suspect it is what it stays for here as well.

Why it does not get expanded is not something I can answer without seeing some more code...
What JDK do you use?
Because there used to be a bug: http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=5064587 so if you use an oldish one, this might be the explanation...
cgray1223Author Commented:
Hi Venabili,

i'm using 1.5....can you think of any way to format it to remove it?
Extending XMLGregorianCalendar  and using the new class (and taking care of it there) is the only fast way I can think of.

http://www.coderanch.com/t/224752/Web-Services/java/Jaxb-display-instead-Z-timezone shows an example for it.

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