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

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Wed Feb 11 11:44:24 GMT 2009

On 11 Feb 2009, at 11:39, DD32 wrote:

> Once again, No.
> Simply for the fact, That Feed readers do not understand different
> languages, The RSS spec (along with most other spec's and software) is
> written with English as the common format..
> If the spec makes no mention of it, Its not going to be supported by
> implementations of it, I do see that people would want it shown in
> their native tongue, IMO, Feed readers should be able to translate the
> time from a english-centric date/time into the users custom format (or
> language format).
> I somewhat think Internationalisation might be something that would be
> included in future spec's though.
> 2009/2/11 Bjorn Wijers <burobjorn at gmail.com>:
>> Good point.
>> I looked at the RSS spec[1] and it refers to RFC822[2] which  
>> states (I glanced
>> over it) that the current time/date format as used by Wordpress is  
>> the correct
>> one. I've added this to the Codex[3]. However as far as I know it  
>> doesn't
>> mention anything on the localization of this? So my question on if  
>> this
>> could/should be localized remains.
>> [1] http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/rss/rss.html
>> [2] http://asg.web.cmu.edu/rfc/rfc822.html
>> [3] http://codex.wordpress.org/index.php? 
>> title=WordPress_Feeds&action=edit&section=7
>> All the best,

It must not be localised.

It must conform to the RFC which is specific about the format of the  
date/time string.

The only change that RSS makes is it relaxed the rules on year to  
accept 2 digit years (But they should be avoided anyway as they are  

Peter Westwood
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