task due date uses long form instead of short

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

Calendar
Sunbird Only
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minor
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
14 years ago
11 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jack Tanner, Assigned: Mostafa Hosseini)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

In 2003080811-cal, the task sidebar displays the "due" field inappropriately.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start calendar.
2. Add a task with a date due.


Actual Results:  
The data in that field are displayed as [Weekday, Month Day, Year], which
necessarily means that by the date is cut off (it's too wide for the default
column width). 

Expected Results:  
It would be much more useful to format the date as [MM/DD/YYYY] or whatever
similar localized but shorter form.

Comment 1

14 years ago
As far as I can see, the date is now in locale specific short form (testing on
win2000).

Marking WORKSFORME. Jack, please respond if you're still seeing this.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
(Reporter)

Comment 2

14 years ago
The bug is still present in 2004062218-cal. The due date is in locale-specific
LONG form. Using Calendar with Firefox 0.9 on WinXP SP1. Reopening.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---

Comment 3

14 years ago
A. Task table and event table choose long/short date based on 
Edit | Preferences | Calendar | General Settings | Date Text Format (Long/Short).
Set it to short date to see short dates in the tables.

B. Some people prefer to see a day of the week in the table, so the long form is
available.  If the day of week is spelled out in full, you can shorten it by
changing your O.S. settings for the long day format to use an abbreviation for
the day of week.  Ditto for month name.  On windows, this may be something like
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Regional Options | Date (tab) 
Long Date Format:  ddd, dd MMM yyyy
(Reporter)

Comment 4

14 years ago
OK, I confirm that comment #3 is absolutely correct. Changing the resolution
back to RESOLVED WORKSFORME.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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QA Contact: gurganbl → sunbird
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