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Item7423: I18n/site-compliant Dates are impossible in TML and external processes

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As noted in http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/EcoTrashPluginDev (and several times previously), the {DefaultDateFormat} and {DisplayTimeValues} configuration items are not accessible in TML. This makes it impossible for TML to provide internationalized/site-compliant date/times from integer ('time serial') dates. Only Perl code can comply with their settings.

To correct this, the CALC $FORMATTIME format and the TWiki::Time format need a '$defdate' format that incorporates the system values. Note that the format specifiers are not identical, so CALC will have to translate the configuration item format to its own.

A variable should also be created to expose these items so that TML can pass them on (e.g. in forms or URLs) to external processes. This can be one variable with a selector, or two variables according to taste.

I'm listing this as a bug, not a feature request, since this is a significant flaw in the design that introduced these items.

It hits both Engine (TWiki::Time) and the SpreadSheetPlugin.

-- TWiki:Main/TimotheLitt - 2014-01-29

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Summary I18n/site-compliant Dates are impossible in TML and external processes
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.TimotheLitt
Codebase 6.0.0, 5.1.4, 5.1.3, 5.1.2, 5.1.1, 5.1.0, 5.0.2, 5.0.1, 5.0.0, 4.3.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.0, 4.2.4, 4.2.3, 4.2.2
SVN Range TWiki-6.0.1-trunk, Thu, 09 Jan 2014, build 26720
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Component TWiki::Time
Priority Normal
CurrentState New
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Topic revision: r1 - 2014-01-29 - TimotheLitt
 
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