Bug 3467 - RFE: inconsistent use of date formats in bugzilla screens (nit-picking category :)
RFE: inconsistent use of date formats in bugzilla screens (nit-picking catego...
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Bugzilla
Classification: Community
Component: Bugzilla General (Show other bugs)
2.1rC
All Linux
low Severity medium (vote)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
http://pobox.com/~e.maryniak/
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Reported: 1999-06-14 17:05 EDT by Eric Maryniak
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-04 14:41:17 EDT
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Description Eric Maryniak 1999-06-14 17:05:54 EDT
This one really falls in the nit-picking category, and
I would have given it ultra-low priority if possible---
but being a fan of the ISO 8601 date format (CCYY-MM-DD,
eg. 1999-06-14), I could not help but notice the
inconsistent use of date formats in the several Bugzilla
screens, eg:
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                                       Opened: 1999-05-03
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------- Additional Comments ... 05/03/99 11:01 -------
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Note that the first date seems OK, but is probably not,
ccyy-dd-mm in lieu of ccyy-mm-dd and the second does not
have cc (century). Furthermore, both dates are specific for
the US; Europe mostly uses dd-mm-ccyy notation. ISO 8601
has all sorts of nice qualities, such as millenium-
proofness, numerical and lexical ordering == date ordering
etc. Also note that in 2001 etc. dates will look strange,
what to bake of '02/03/01' etc., whereas 2001-02-03 is
clearer.
You may want to check the ISO 8601 date standard at:

    http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html
Comment 1 David Lawrence 2000-08-04 14:41:15 EDT
Good point. Changed to enhancement request.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-06-04 15:02:27 EDT
I think the date format is more consistent now.

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