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Opened 11 days ago

Last modified 10 days ago

#48239 new enhancement

Use a date in General Settings greater than the 12th day for clarity at a glance

Reported by: garrett-eclipse Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Date/Time Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:
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Currently the General Settings for Date Format uses the current date to populate the available format options. This works as expected but I find at a glance if the current day is less than the 12th day of the month it's hard to distinguish the m/d/Y vs d/m/Y format. If a more standard date that's greater than 12 is used it makes it easier to distinguish the two formats at a glance as it's easy to tell which number is the day vs the month as months only go up to 12.

I hope I've explained that, screenshot coming.


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At a glance date format had to tell.

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Change History (4)

11 days ago

At a glance date format had to tell.

#1 @knutsp
10 days ago

Below the radio buttons there is a Preview. I suggest a second preview date and time following the current, for both date and time. Time should be PM.

#2 @Rarst
10 days ago

I get your point in principle for arbitrary date (which is why I by far prefer ISO formats in practice, e.g. 2019-10-07).

However in this specific instance the date is not ambiguous, it uses the current day and is immediately followed by human-readable format value.

I am not sure what practical improvement is possible here.

We could do something like Go with standardized value for date examples, but frankly I find that harder to explain than PHP formats.

#3 @johnbillion
10 days ago

Devil's advocate: If the date is ambiguous on the General Settings screen, it'll be ambiguous for your users.

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