I'd like to be able to configure the Joda Time parser globally, to parse all the dates in common format. There is no documentation on it. In my case I'd like to have it configured so that it parses all dates and times in valid ISO format (org.joda.time.format.ISODateTimeFormat.dateTimeParser() | dateParser() | dateOptionalTimeParser() | timeParser()). I was able to write my own converter to do it, but if Spring has JodaTime support built-in, than I'd expect to be able to do it without writing any code.
In my case, we have RESTful service based on Spring. All dates which are accepted by the service must be in ISO format. Then, it makes sense to set this format once, globally, in spring context config file probably.