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Bug #26198 strtotime returning invalid timestamp
Submitted: 2003-11-11 03:15 UTC Modified: 2003-11-11 21:59 UTC
From: resident at telcontar dot net Assigned: iliaa
Status: Closed Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 4.3.3 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2003-11-11 03:15 UTC] resident at telcontar dot net
I realise you've been making changes to strtotime() in PHP (I'm in Mac OS 9.1 - can't run a CVS copy), but you may still want to check to see what the new version makes of date strings with no day specified (someone tried to use such a string on my site) - I'm getting a timestamp from an unrelated day several years into the future. See the code specified.

Reproduce code:
echo strtotime("Oct 2001");

Expected result:
Not sure. Either -1, or the timestamp for 1st October 2001 - probably the latter.

Actual result:

this gives:
07:16 am: *** Unix time "1237737600": Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 04:00:00 pm


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 [2003-11-11 03:26 UTC] alan at akbkhome dot com
This might be a bit to difficult to fix.. and lead to yet more ambiguous results....

1 Oct = 1 Oct 2003 (this year)
03 Oct .. is this 2003/or 3rd..?
2003 Oct ... 2003 days after 0th of Oct...

Input checking may be the only option here..
 [2003-11-11 21:59 UTC]
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