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Bug 9620 - respect the user's date formatting
respect the user's date formatting
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Semantic MediaWiki (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: S Page
Depends on:
Blocks: 11410
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Reported: 2007-04-18 05:53 UTC by S Page
Modified: 2012-12-20 13:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description S Page 2007-04-18 05:53:02 UTC
In thread
, cnit and Markus suggest using MediaWiki's date formatting, so that dates
appear according to user preference.
Comment 1 Patrick 2008-09-10 16:45:58 UTC
Any news on this one?

I'm getting '10 September 2008' everywhere, although my user's preferences are set to '2001-01-15T16:12:34', and says "Normally dates in query results display in ISO8601 format. "
Comment 2 S Page 2008-09-19 01:06:44 UTC
If this ever worked, it doesn't work with recent SMW and MediaWiki code.  I rewrote the Type:Date page to remove several incorrect statements.
Comment 3 Patrick 2008-09-19 01:11:27 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> If this ever worked, it doesn't work with recent SMW and MediaWiki code.  I
> rewrote the Type:Date page to remove several incorrect statements.

Ok, thanks for updating the docs then :)
Comment 4 Markus Krötzsch 2008-11-21 10:08:35 UTC
In SMW 1.4, Type:Date has been rewritten to address many of its earlier limitations. See for a feature overview.

Since SMW now supports a far greater range of dates than before, it is no longer possible to use MediaWiki's date formatting functions at all (they work only for very limited date ranges). Also, Type:Date now remembers if a date was only given partially (e.g. as "2008") and will print it in this form. Again, displaying incomplete dates is not encompassed by MW's user preferences on date formatting.

This feature therefore becomes harder to implement. Acknowledging our limited programming resources, I move its status to "LATER" -- interested contributors are welcome to look into the code of SMW_DV_Time.php and MW's Language.php to figure out how to solve this. 
Comment 5 Andre Klapper 2012-12-20 13:30:04 UTC
[Removing RESOLVED LATER as discussed in and announced in . Reopening and setting priority to "Lowest". For future reference, please use either RESOLVED WONTFIX (for issues that will not be fixed), or simply set lowest priority. Thanks a lot!]

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