[wp-hackers] Feed date format and locale not using blog settings.
Bug or feature?
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 and it refers to RFC822 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. However as far as I know it
>> mention anything on the localization of this? So my question on if
>> could/should be localized remains.
>>  http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/rss/rss.html
>>  http://asg.web.cmu.edu/rfc/rfc822.html
>>  http://codex.wordpress.org/index.php?
>> All the best,
It must not be localised.
It must conform to the RFC which is specific about the format of the
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
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