Issue 109840

Summary: Ambiguous date field format previews don't allow clear format selection.
Product: General Reporter: methylene_blue <ooo>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact: Suchithra <suchithra75>
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOO320m12   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: 3.4.1
Developer Difficulty: ---
Description Flags
Apparently redundant date format giving different results none

Description methylene_blue 2010-03-05 12:44:33 UTC
When selecting a format for a date field, the preview is set to display
variations of December 31, 1999. This chosen example date does not distinguish
between MMMM DD, YYYY and MMMM D, YYYY because 31 contains two-digits. This is
particularly disadvantageous in countries other than the Unites States where
single-digit days are expressed in a two-digit form with a leading zero. For

D MMMM YYYY = 5 April 1999 (31 December 1999)
DD MMMM YYYY = 05 April 1999 (31 December 1999)

This also results in apparent redundant previews (e.g. 12/31/99) of date fields:
M/D/YY = 12/31/99 (using April 5, 1999 = 4/5/99)
MM/DD/YY = 12/31/99 (using April 5, 1999 = 04/05/99)

Requested fix: change 31 to a single-digit day to reflect leading zero in preview.
Comment 1 methylene_blue 2010-08-20 14:09:31 UTC
Created attachment 71218 [details]
Apparently redundant date format giving different results
Comment 2 methylene_blue 2010-08-20 14:13:12 UTC
Please look into this small but irritating matter.
Comment 3 methylene_blue 2010-08-20 14:18:18 UTC
(subcomponent mistakenly set to www; reset to ui and reassigned to subcomponent
Comment 4 methylene_blue 2010-10-06 17:27:30 UTC
Still an irritating issue in 3.3b.
Comment 5 Suchithra 2013-01-25 02:14:33 UTC
This issue is reproducible in build:9593  - Rev. 1372282 on MAC OSX 10.6.8.
Comment 6 Suchithra 2013-01-29 14:29:26 UTC
This issue is reproducible.