[drupal-devel] Suggestion for dates on Drupal web site

Carl McDade carl_mcdade at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 15 16:03:45 UTC 2005

ISO standard is the most universal and is the most database friendly
format. Databases and U.S. formatting are a tried and true headache
formula when trying to distribute software globally. ISO will keep
programmatic adjustments to a minimal.

Carl McDade

Scott Courtney wrote:
> Good morning!
> I would like to suggest/request a small change in settings on the 
> Drupal web
> site.
> Currently, dates in most sections are displaying as the European 
> format. I would like to suggest that, since this site has a worldwide
> readership, the dates be formatted in ISO-standard YYYY-MM-DD (or 
> order.
> As a citizen of the U.S., I realize that a lot of U.S. sites are really 
> bad
> about using the U.S.-specific date format (MM/DD/YYYY), and I also feel 
> that
> this is a bad practice. My sites always use ISO format, because I'm 
> trying to
> be a good world citizen, and when I teach web design here in the U.S., 
> I make
> a point of stressing this to my students. :-)
> This is a small matter, I realize, and I hope I haven't offended anyone 
> by
> raising the issue, but I think it would be worth considering so that 
> Drupal
> users all around the world have equal convenience in reading the dates.
> Kind regards,
> Scott

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