use ISO 8601 dates in SSL cert dialog

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4 years ago
10 months ago

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(Reporter: pabs3, Unassigned)

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Description

4 years ago
Please use https://xkcd.com/1179/ dates in the date display in the SSL certificate display dialog, in these UI elements:

General tab, under Period of Validity:

Begins On
Expires on

Details tab, under Validity:

Not Before
Not After

What you have now is the most confusing thing I ever saw.

Updated

4 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: please use https://xkcd.com/1179/ dates in SSL cert dialog → use ISO 8601 dates in SSL cert dialog

Updated

4 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 480489

Comment 2

3 years ago
(In reply to Paul Wise from comment #0)
> Please use https://xkcd.com/1179/ dates

 https://xkcd.com/927/

The problem with ISO8601 dates for this dialog is that they are only unambiguous if you *know* that they are ISO8601 dates, which is not the case in UI (and since ISO8601 is different from every conventional date format that I know of, we can't even rely on people guessing correctly by accident).

I think a much better solution is to spell out the month name: see bug 443811. Or display both.
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Comment 3

3 years ago
I'd be happy with locale-specific long dates, RFC822 or ISO8601/RFC3339 dates for user-visible dates. Anything else is probably not a good idea.
Duplicate of this bug: 1419227
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