[thesite] date format on thesite

jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Sat Jan 20 23:29:31 CST 2001


: From: Oliver Lineham
: most places outside of north america, as
: far as i am aware, use dd/mm/yyyy.  the
: mm/dd/yyyy format now used throughout the
: site is completely ambiguous.

and a format of dd/mm/yyyy isn't completely ambiguous to north american

: i would've hoped we could use a format that
: is more international - either by spelling
: the month or using yyyy-mm-dd

nope, sorry, not going to do it.

however, you're going to make me spoil a surprise i had planned for a point
release of the new site which will address this completely.  i've already
got the foundation in place in the cf, i just need to add the necessary
tables and fk columns to the users table and do some additional work to the
"edit account" page.  once this has been done then a user can not only
select their preferred date format, but also their preferred time format.
then, the entire site's dates and times will be displayed with their
preference, provided they're logged in.



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