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From Murray Altheim <murra...@altheim.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (JSPWIKI-196) Date and time format accoding to ISO 8601
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:27:35 GMT
+1

I don't know what impact this will have on others but it's certainly
fine by me -- it's the same decision I made on my own projects a while
back -- this is compatible for my systems and a sensible/defensible
default.

Murray

Goran Karlic (JIRA) wrote:
> Date and time format accoding to ISO 8601
> -----------------------------------------
> 
>                  Key: JSPWIKI-196
>                  URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JSPWIKI-196
>              Project: JSPWiki
>           Issue Type: Improvement
>           Components: Localization
>     Affects Versions: 2.6.1
>          Environment: Any
>             Reporter: Goran Karlic
>             Priority: Trivial
> 
> 
> We have multiple occurences of hard-coded or context-unaware DateTime to String conversions
(page properties, JSPs, templates).
> 
> My proposal is to rely on an international standard instead of using an invented default.
The current international standard is ISO 8601 (s. Wikipedia). My further proposal is to show
time with the precision to the second, as the SI unit system defines the second as the basic
unit of time.
> 
> I think this will make unlocalized strings more transparent to the users and easier to
decode correctly (consider 02/03/08 - is it in the future or in the past - or might it even
be the current time?!).
> 
> Following this proposal java format strings would be allowed for above cases would be:

> 
> (1) Simple date: "yyyy-MM-dd" ("The daily mail for 2008-02-20 was sent")
> (2) Date and time
> (2.1) Explicit time context: "yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ssZ" ("User gkarlic made this at 2008-02-20
22:38:10+0100")
> (2.2) Implicit time context: "yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss" ("This server lives on CET, here it
is 2008-02-20 22:38:10")
> 
> Where (2.1) would be used for strings that might emerge from different time-zones.
> 
> If others agree with this proposal, I would gladly make the required changes.
> 


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