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Bug #20788 Improper timezone generation?
Submitted: 2002-12-03 07:01 UTC Modified: 2002-12-03 07:05 UTC
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Status: Not a bug Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 4.2.2 OS: Windows / Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-12-03 07:01 UTC]
I'm not sure if this is a doc bug, a Windows bug or perhaps it's not an issue. Basically:

echo gmdate('T'); // date() could have been used

produces on Linux:


while on Windows:

GMT Standard Time

The same thing applies for other timezones:

EST (linux) -> Eastern Standard Time

This is an issue for a number of reasons:

1) The docs specify date('T') as producing only three-letter timezones (EST, etc).

2) This behavior may screw up things like setcookie() (where I ran into it)...


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