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Parse <time> element in DateTimeOriginal
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DateTimeOriginal (which comes from the |date= field of the information template) somtimes looks like <time datetime="2000-03-15">2000. március 15.</time>. The visible text part might be the wrong language, or a hard-to-parse format; we should just discard it and use the datetime value.

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 2:57 AM
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francisp wrote:

Looking into this..

francisp wrote:

Hi Tisza,

isn't the date output based on your user preferences' language setting? You mean that we should drop the custom output in favor of the verbatim datetime value, in your example:

<time datetime="2000-03-15">2000-03-15</time>?

Or I am not interpreting your suggestion right?


Hi Francis,

the date is (usually) parsed from the HTML output generated by [[commons:Template:Information]], which calls [[commons:Template:ISOdate]], which eventually calls {{#time}} to format the date per user language preference. {{#time}} will use the content language of the wiki (English), not the user language, as far as I am aware.

Even if it would be in the correct language, consumers of the API might want to do other things with the date than just display it, so a machine-readable format (simply "2000-03-15" in the example) is preferable IMO.

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Change 181978 had a related patch set uploaded (by M4tx):
Parse <time> element in DateTimeOriginal


Change 181978 merged by jenkins-bot:
Parse <time> element in DateTimeOriginal