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Bug: GMTIME Variable Returns Unwanted GMT Text

The recently added code for AlwaysServerTimeZone breaks the TWikiInstallation directory and any application that uses formatted time based on GMTIME. This is because a hardcoded text "GMT" is now added to the returned text, which produces an illegal topic name with spaces if used to construct a topic name.

Test case

<input type="hidden" value="TWikiInstallation%GMTIME{"$year$mo$day$hour$min$sec"}%" name="topic" />


TWikiInstallation20040225164532 GMT

It should just return TWikiInstallation, followed by a big number consisting of year, month, etc, down to seconds. It should not append space + "GMT" text.


TWiki version: Latest TWikiAlphaRelease
TWiki plugins: N/A
Server OS: N/A
Web server: N/A
Perl version: N/A
Client OS: N/A
Web Browser: N/A

-- PeterThoeny - 25 Feb 2004

Follow up


I'm going to commit a quick fix, and then work towards a better fix..

because we don't hardcode to GMT anymore, I think we need to add a $tz to the format string for handleTime

and while i'm at it i think i'll see if it can combine the contents of FormatLocalTime, FormatGmTime and the eventual FormatUserRemoteTime, so that there is only handleTime (and / or) its func equivalent, and then we abstract away theZone from the display bit..

-- SvenDowideit - 25 Feb 2004

Actually, it is OK to add a " GMT" to the default format. However, GMTIME and SERVERTIME should exactly return what is specified, e.g. as in %GMTIME{"This year is $year, today is $day"}%.

A new $tz variable sounds like a sensible enhancement. Related, it would be nice to have a new $date(format) besides the existing $date in FormattedSearch and ToolTipTopicInfoOnWikiWordLinks. For example, $date($year/$mo/$day)

-- PeterThoeny - 25 Feb 2004

there is now only one date formatting function, so you can now do things like 2015-09-18T19:54:20Z and get 2004-02-27T06:23

still needs a correct way of doing timezones (it shows GMT and Local right now) added $wday and $tz format strings

I will look at the search formatting later smile

-- SvenDowideit - 26 Feb 2004

Fix record

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Topic revision: r5 - 2004-02-26 - SvenDowideit
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