Release status: stable
|Description||Refactors unlinked dates according to the user's preference|
|Author(s)||Rob Church, Larry Gilbert (LarryGilberttalk)|
|License||2 clause BSD|
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Date Formatter supports refactoring of free dates according to the user's preference. This works on unlinked dates, as opposed to the built-in refactoring module, and utilises a separate class.
As is standard with other MediaWiki extensions, you may install this extension by extracting the extension in the extensions folder and adding
- require_once("$IP/extensions/FormatDates/FormatDates.php" );
To make use of the extension, when editing a page, include <date></date> tags containing free dates into the text. For instance:
On <date>January 1, 2007</date>, which is the same day of the year as <date>1 January 2006</date> was, at least, in respect of being <date>January 1</date>...
When the page is rendered, these dates will be detected and refactored according to the date preference of the viewing user. If no preference is specified ("no preference"), no refactoring will take place.
It is intended that the extension's development will continue to be hosted here. Until the source code can be migrated from MediaWiki's Subversion server to its Git server, you may follow and contribute to the extension's development at GitHub.