corporate win--their requirements

Gervase Markham gerv at
Sat Sep 28 20:10:12 UTC 2002

Christopher A. Aillon wrote:
> Gervase Markham wrote:
>> And makes things really complicated with international date formats. 
>> Far easier to do all this server-side.
> Date.parse()
> Date.toLocaleString()

The problem with that is that I don't want every comment in my Bugzilla 
bug to have a timestamp of the form:
Mon 01 Jan 1990 12:00:00 AM BST

Ideally, we'd keep using the current, international
2002-08-04 11:43
form. But JavaScript's Date object doesn't have an equivalent of 
time2str(), where you can supply a format.

Maybe (probably) I'm missing something here. If you can provide some JS 
that turns 1000001234 (server side secs-since-Jan-1970 value) to a 
client-side 2002-03-03 11:43 , I'll be pleased and impressed.

It still won't necessarily make it the right thing to do, though. For 
example, we need to evaluate the effect of a load of scattered 
document.write()s on the page display time of a large bug with many 
comments. I _believe_ the presence of document.write() means rendering 
has to be delayed on Mozilla, but I could be wrong about that.


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