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Item4717: Making DATE variable use DisplayTimeValues setting

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I have noticed that when I create a new topic first thing in the morning, the signature offered to me has yesterday's date. I realized that it is showing me the date in GMT. The edit template uses %DATE%, which indeed gives the date in GMT. That behaviour is not what I would have predicted, given that there is a DisplayTimeValues configuration option, which I had set to servertime.

lib/TWiki.pm has this code:

sub _DATE {
    my $this = shift;
    return TWiki::Time::formatTime(time(), '$day $mon $year', 'gmtime');

How about changing it to:

sub _DATE {
    my $this = shift;
    return TWiki::Time::formatTime(time(), '$day $mon $year', $TWiki::cfg{DisplayTimeValues} );

If I change this myself, does it break anything?

Or if that changes too much, at least could we have a %DISPLAYDATE% variable that can be used in the edit template?

-- TWiki:Main/RichardWalker - 25 Sep 2007

duplicate of Item5293 - fixed now

-- SvenDowideit - 28 Jul 2008

AHEM Item5293 is a duplicate of this issue. But it's good to know it's now fixed.

-- TWiki:Main.RichardWalker - 01 Aug 2008

Summary Making DATE variable use DisplayTimeValues setting
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.RichardWalker
Codebase 4.1.2
SVN Range TWiki-4.3.0, Sat, 22 Sep 2007, build 14996
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Priority Low
CurrentState Closed


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r3 - 2008-08-01 - RichardWalker
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