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Bug #36396 strtotime() fails to parse dates in dd-mm-yyyy format
Submitted: 2006-02-15 02:54 UTC Modified: 2006-02-24 10:45 UTC
From: todd dot farrell at linkmarketservices dot com dot au Assigned: derick
Status: Closed Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 5.1.2 OS: Win32 / Solaris 8
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2006-02-15 02:54 UTC] todd dot farrell at linkmarketservices dot com dot au
Description:
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Specifiying a date in the format 31/12/2005 fails to parse however the American format 12/31/2005 works.

This works in PHP 5.0.4 on Solaris 8 but no longer works with the strtotime() changes in 5.1.2.

Some more testing revealed that various formats do not work when the day precedes the month e.g. 31-12-2005 that used to work in 5.0.4.

(We are aware that this does not necessarily produce sensible results e.g. strtotime("31/12/2005") != strtotime("12/31/2005") even in 5.0.4 although it seems that it should at least still *work* in the same way...)

If you need any more information please let me know.

Reproduce code:
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<?php

print strtotime("31/12/2005");

?>

Expected result:
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1184162400

Actual result:
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nothing

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 [2006-02-15 08:50 UTC] derick@php.net
31/12/2005 is not supposed to work. It's not a valid format. However, I will see why 31-12-2005 doesn't work.
 [2006-02-24 10:45 UTC] derick@php.net
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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Support for dd-mm-yyyy has been readded.
 
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