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=====Discussion about the date and time-format (not) used in wikka=====

===Date formatting===
Hi folks,

trying to figure out how to change the date format displayed in Page History and Revisions to something more functional than the "Romance Daylight Time" I get in my wikka installation. Could someone point me in the right direction please? Thanks for a really good wiki btw!


In handlers/page/revisions.php replace
$output .= "<td> <a href=\"".$this->Href("show","","time=").urlencode($page["time"])."\">".$page["time"]."</a></td>";
with something like
$output .= "<td> <a href=\"".$this->Href("show","","time=").urlencode($page["time"])."\">".date("l dS of F Y h:i:s A",strtotime($page["time"]))."</a></td>";
in handlers/page/history.php replace
$output .= "<strong>Edited on <a href=\"".$this->Href("", "", "time=".urlencode($pageA["time"]))."\">".$pageA["time"]."</a> by ".$EditedByUser."</strong> <span style=\"color:#888;font-size:smaller;\">".$note."</span><br />\n";
with something like
$output .= "<strong>Edited on <a href=\"".$this->Href("", "", "time=".urlencode($pageA["time"]))."\">".date("l dS of F Y h:i:s A",strtotime($pageA["time"]))."</a> by ".$EditedByUser."</strong> <span style=\"color:#888;font-size:smaller;\">".$note."</span><br />\n";
See [[ | php documentation]] for details on the date() function.
I think it would be nice to add a function for this to the wikka-class and call it everywhere, where times are printed out - would make such things a bit easier (especially if there would be a ""$DefaultTimeFormat"" in the config-array).

~&Related to this topic: UserSettingsPanel --NilsLindenberg
~~&As I've mentioned before, what I think we really need is a setting in the configuration for date (and time) format which should then be used everywhere - we're really inconsistent now with every bit of code doing its own date/time formatting. The default for the configuration should then be the standard ISO format since it's non-ambiguous. --JavaWoman

==Standard date and time format==
Although I'm all for using the ISO date/time format as we see in the timestamp of the footer of every page, I note that several other parts of Wikka use different date/time formats. I'd like to see an approach where this is standardized.
~-Define date-time format (or separately date and time, as well as a way to combine them) in the configuration; use the ISO format as a default (in the initial configuration, as well as when no format is defined in the config).
~-Use this format wherever date and/or time are formatted.
~-Make using the configured formats a requirement for every Wikka extension (that displays date/time information) to be included with the distribution.

I realize that in principle it's possible to pick up formats from a locale but for a Wikka targeted at an international audience this may not be the best approach, and for a Wikka with a "local" audience it may not be either if it's hosted on a (public) server outside that country - hence the idea to define a format in the configuration.

~&''Agreed -- DarTar''

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