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Doc Bug #74652 strtotime() does not define behaviour of h/m/s when passed only a date
Submitted: 2017-05-25 14:35 UTC Modified: 2017-05-26 12:44 UTC
From: junk at talpa dot plus dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: ALL
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2017-05-25 14:35 UTC] junk at talpa dot plus dot com
strtotime() can be given a string which only represents a "date", rather than a specific second-granularity on that date, e.g.

$foo = strtotime('25 May 2017');

Since strtotime() returns a timestamp it must decide on a sensible point on that day to use. As far as I can see, all versions (sensibly) assume 00 for any missing time elements, leading the example above to return a timestamp that represents


This follows through if some time elements are given, but not others, e.g. 

strtotime('25 May 2017 10pm') => "2017-05-25T22:00:00+00:00"

While it *seems* safe to rely on this behaviour, it would be better to have it as documented behaviour of strtotime().

Expected result:
Documentation clearly indicates how the sub-day elements of the timestamp are constructed in the absence of time information in the input. 


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 [2017-05-26 12:44 UTC]
-Type: Bug +Type: Documentation Problem -Package: Documentation problem +Package: Date/time related
 [2022-06-02 15:30 UTC]
Automatic comment on behalf of derickr
Log: Fixed bug #74652: strtotime() does not define behaviour of h/m/s when passed only a date
 [2022-06-02 15:30 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Closed
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