[uf-discuss] Parsing dates in preferred format

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Tue Sep 19 14:09:46 PDT 2006

On Sep 19, 2006, at 3:52 PM, Andy Mabbett wrote:

> In message <4E400692-5E4D-4108-8CF6-2F8D73D0FCAE at technorati.com>, Ryan
> King <ryan at technorati.com> writes
>>> In the meantime, and as a test case, surely that could be done now,
>>> with
>>> a FireFox extension or GreaseMonkey script?
>>> (The former would be preferable from my PoV)
>> Go for it! :)
> Er, that was me "going for it".

I could possibly be convinced to write such a Greasemonkey script,  
but I currently suspect it would end up being more annoying than  
useful.  For example, here's a clipping from the second (first  
English) live example in the wiki for hCalendar [1]:

<th scope="row">Tuesday 12<br>
<abbr class="dtstart" title="2006-09-12T19:30:00+01:00">7:30</ 
abbr>&ndash;<abbr class="dtend" title="2006-09-12T21:30:00 

That displays as:

Tuesday 12

By auto-converting the ISO8601 dates to my preferred format, that  
would display as:

Tuesday 12
September 12, 2006 7:30pm–September 12, 2006 9:30pm

I prefer the original, and I suspect this is more the norm than the  

[1] http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/diary/2006-09.htm


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