[Users] FYI: Bad date formats and sorting...

Paul Rolland (=?UTF-8?B?44Od44O844Or44O744Ot44Op44Oz?=) rol at witbe.net
Wed Jun 1 01:09:24 CEST 2016

Hello Pierre,

On Tue, 31 May 2016 18:12:05 -0400
Pierre Fortin <pf at pfortin.com> wrote:

> Thought this might be useful info about date sorting...
> Last week, I received some mail which didn't appear where it should in
> the list of messages.  Discovered the problem to be due to the sender
> using an antiquated date format. Sent them the following and still
> haven't heard back...
> >It should read:
> >     Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 22:23:29 -0400
> >not: Date: Wed May 25 22:23:29 EDT 2016 
> >
> >Your Date causes incorrect sort-by-date at the receiving end.
> >See also https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5322#section-4.3  

I'm also "fighting" with GrandStream, a IPBX maker, because the latest
update changes the date to be formatted as:

Date: Tue May 31 03:10:08 CEST 2016

I opened a ticket, referred them to the RFC, and was told that this was
escalated.... Ticket was closed yesterday due to lack of activity, never
got a reply from the escalation.

Guess we are going to have to learn to work with these buggy dates :(



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