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0005862Talerotherpublic2019-09-16 09:17
ReporterFlorian DoldAssigned To 
PrioritynormalSeveritytweakReproducibilityhave not tried
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
Product Version0.6 
Target Version0.6Fixed in Version 
Summary0005862: date format is weird and unnecessary
DescriptionParsing and creating it is annoying. There is no real reason for the weird

  stamp_expire: "/Date(123234)/"

shenanigans.

Either we shoud use a number, a string, or some actual JSON wrapper, like

  stamp_expire: { timestamp_sec: 1234 }

which would be easier to parse and generate, and convey the same information with less weirdness.
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Christian Grothoff

2019-09-06 02:12

manager   ~0014868

Last edited: 2019-09-16 09:17

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Hmm. I thought the current "/Date(X)/" had been created based on quite *extensive* discussions between us, with you basically pushing for exactly this format for various JS-related reasons (and other constraints).
Addendum: [1] https://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/dates-and-json was the original reasoning.

Reasons why we don't just have a number is that it is unclear: is it a time?, also relative time vs. absolute time, and which unit (seconds, nanoseconds, etc.).

Reasons to not use the nested JSON like timestamp_sec include it being even longer, and not really simplifying parsing.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-08-30 16:08 Florian Dold New Issue
2019-09-04 15:43 Florian Dold Description Updated View Revisions
2019-09-04 15:52 Florian Dold Description Updated View Revisions
2019-09-04 15:56 Florian Dold Description Updated View Revisions
2019-09-06 02:12 Christian Grothoff Note Added: 0014868
2019-09-06 02:12 Christian Grothoff Severity minor => tweak
2019-09-06 02:12 Christian Grothoff Status new => feedback
2019-09-16 09:14 Christian Grothoff Target Version => 0.6
2019-09-16 09:17 Christian Grothoff Note Edited: 0014868 View Revisions