Vine Type Content Management with Standards in Mind

19 Oct 2005

$time_format

variable
  • $time_format
type
  • textual
associated template variable
description

This variable specifies the formatting of dates and times on your Vine Type website.

example
$time_format:f
valid values:
  • d [Short date pattern]
  • D [Long date pattern] (default)
  • t [Short time pattern]
  • T [Long time pattern]
  • f [Full date/time pattern (short time)]
  • F [Full date/time pattern (long time)]
  • g [General date/time pattern (short time)]
  • G [General date/time pattern (long time)]
  • m [Month day pattern (same as M)]
  • M [Month day pattern (same as m)]
  • r [RFC1123 pattern (same as R)]
  • R [RFC1123 pattern (same as r)]
  • s [Sortable date/time pattern; conforms to ISO 8601]
  • u [Universal sortable date/time pattern]
  • U [Universal sortable date/time pattern]
  • y [Year month pattern (same as Y)]
  • Y [Year month pattern (same as y)]

The actual display of dates and times depends on both this $time\_format value and the $culture value. Some cultures show months before dates and some show dates before months. Some show AM PM values others display in 24-hour clocks.

Example Date Formats for En-Us Culture

d     1/3/2002
D     Thursday, January 03, 2002
f     Thursday, January 03, 2002 12:00 AM
F     Thursday, January 03, 2002 12:00:00 AM
g     1/3/2002 12:00 AM
G     1/3/2002 12:00:00 AM
m     January 03
M     January 03
r     Thu, 03 Jan 2002 00:00:00 GMT
R     Thu, 03 Jan 2002 00:00:00 GMT
s     2002-01-03T00:00:00
t     12:00 AM
T     12:00:00 AM
u     2002-01-03 00:00:00Z
U     Thursday, January 03, 2002 8:00:00 AM
y     January, 2002
Y     January, 2002

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