[wp-hackers] Feed date format and locale not using blog settings. Bug or feature?

DD32 wordpress at dd32.id.au
Wed Feb 11 10:47:56 GMT 2009

My understanding of this is that RSS/Atom/Etc define the type of date
representation which the parsers expect, RSS expects it in that
format.. So following the user-set options would cause incompatibility
with various feed readers who cant manually parse a odd date/time

2009/2/11 Bjorn Wijers <burobjorn at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> It seems that Wordpress does not use the date format settings as set in de admin
> interface (/wp-admin/options-general.php).
> Instead it uses some hardcoded value in for example feed-rss2.php:
> <pubDate><?php echo mysql2date('D, d M Y H:i:s +0000',
> get_lastpostmodified('GMT'), false); ?></pubDate>
> Is there a reason why it is hardcoded?
> It also seems that the locale is not being used in this. It seems it defaults to
> English. I would expect it to use the current set locale. So for Dutch it would
> use the Dutch locale instead of the English one. Now we get a date/time format
> in English even when the locale is set to Dutch. AFAIK no bug report exists for
> this issue.
> I would suggest to use the date_format and time_format options as set per blog
> (thinking of WPMU as well) in the (/wp-admin/options-general.php). In order to
> localize time/date I suggest we use the setlocale() function in combination with
> strftime() function instead of date().
> I'm willing to create a patch for this, but I would like to know if the proposed
> solution would work out and make sure I'm not missing anything. So any feedback
> on this is much appreciated.
> ps: I have not yet created a ticket for this. I want to know for sure this is a
> bug and not a feature.
> All the best,
> grtz
> BjornW
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