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raff at aromatic.org
Fri Mar 11 10:08:04 PST 2005
I actually just happened to read that for some completely unrelated
project and I found it a little odd that there is no way to force the
formatting to a specific locale or at least to the RFC 822 standard.
Maybe it would be worth to extend the xdt: function to support an extra
format, since the main use of these function is in a web server
It would also be useful to have another extension function to parse
dates (at least in the 3 formats specified for HTTP) and return an
xs:date (and then another one to get in input a day, month, year, etc.
as integers and return a date).
On Mar 11, 2005, at 3:02 AM, John Snelson wrote:
> Ron Hitchens wrote:
>> In the meantime, I noticed that your get-cookie-date-string()
>> function could probably be greatly simplified by using
>> the builtin xdmp:strftime() function. See:
> I hadn't noticed this function, but I am worried about using it. "man
> strftime" tells me that "%b" gives "The abbreviated month name
> according to the current locale" - but how does the locale change it?
> RFC 822 is very specific that the month has to be an english three
> letter abbreviation, so if strftime() doesn't do this in, say, germany
> than unfortunately I can't use it.
> Do you have any experience with this?
> John Snelson
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