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Mike Fairleigh

Why no year in cache log headers?

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Each cache log includes the poster's profile and the date the log was posted in [Month, Day] format. Why isn't the year included? I realize it's unlikely that some caches would go a year between posts, but it isn't impossible. Besides, including the year in dates is a basic data presentation tenet.

 

If I'm missing something, doing something wrong, or this has been covered a bazillion times already, I apologize. I'm new icon_smile.gif.

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After the current year is over year is attached...look at some logs that are over a year old (i.e. before 2001)

 

I thought the same thing once and then discovered otherwise.

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Having rolled through the 2001 to 2002 year - yes, the year is added on once it becomes last year. On Jan 1, 2003, all the 2002s will magically appear.

 

How about a Markwell for the topic. I knew it was out there, but I had to really search. Take a look at the date of the last post.

 

The thread is kinda truncated due to conversion from the old forums. Here's the original thread, pre-conversion.

 

How's that for full-service Markwelling? icon_wink.gif

 

Markwell

Chicago Geocaching

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quote:
Originally posted by Markwell:

Having rolled through the 2001 to 2002 year - yes, the year is added on once it becomes last year. On Jan 1, 2003, all the 2002s will magically appear.


 

I wonder if Jeremy et al took this into account when they wrote the page caching code icon_smile.gif

 

Is it going to re-generate all the old cached pages so that the years show up correctly?

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I would assume it's a dynamic formatting issue. Something like

 

If Year(DateField)=Year(CurrentDate)

--Then Display Month Date

----Else Display Month Date, Year

 

Something like that.

 

Markwell

Chicago Geocaching

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quote:
Originally posted by Markwell:

I would assume it's a dynamic formatting issue. Something like


 

How are they going to compare the field values if the cached pages are static? :D

 

I'm betting that there isn't any format logic in the cached pages.

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I'll repeat what I said over a year ago:

"There's really no good reason not to show the years on all the logs. Not to do so just adds confusion."

 

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