Forums do not pick up date format from browser configuration.

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4/16/2014 8:11:41 AM
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Forums do not pick up date format from browser configuration.

I've just created an account here as I'm looking for a Dotnet CMS I can run on Mono. But all the forum dates are in middle-endian mm/dd/yy instead of the correct dd/mm/yy. My browser is configured to display pages in English English, timezone is set to London and there appears to be no way to configure this in the account settings. Tested with Firefox 28.0 and IE8 on Win7.

I'm also getting tonnes of Facebook warnings. If I navigate your site using IE8 every single time I change page I get popup warnings about www.facebook.com trying to open a local site.

 

4/16/2014 8:24:50 AM
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Re: Forums do not pick up date format from browser configuration.

mojoPortal stopped trying to support Mono long ago and we no longer make any claim to work on Mono

The default behavior of mojoPortal is to use the language/culture preference of the web browser but it can also be forced to use a specific language/culture by configuration

Timezone is a property of the user profile and in most cases date/time will be adjusted to the user time zone though some features such as Event Calendar Pro will force a specific timezone. For unauthenticated users the timezone is determined by site settings and it is the default time zone if not specified in the user profile.

This site is forced to en-US, so browser settings are not used here, but on your own site running mojoPortal you can configure it as you like.

4/16/2014 9:09:39 AM
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Re: Forums do not pick up date format from browser configuration.

Ok. Thanks for the information.

For what it's worth I think choosing to not support Mono is a mistake. You were the only Dotnet cms that did support Mono which was the only reason that brought me to your software in the first place. And having your own site configured to force foreign localization settings on registered users makes a pretty bad impression.

4/16/2014 9:52:34 AM
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Re: Forums do not pick up date format from browser configuration.

well as someone who spent a huge amount of time trying to support Mono for many years and it never was a reliable platform for complex web apps, I have my own opinion, and I simply could not afford to keep spending so much time on it. If it had proved over time to be reliable I would have kept it up but it did not after many years it remained something I could not recommend for any important production web site. 

This site is an ecommerce site and for that reason it seems best to me that all dates/currencies etc are formatted according to the language that I do business in.

4/16/2014 10:22:41 AM
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Re: Forums do not pick up date format from browser configuration.

if you think about it, if Mono really has a good implementation of ASP.NET, there should be very little effort to "support" it, it should just work, but that has not been the case in reality. each new release would fix some bugs and introduce new ones and there were constant efforts to workaround those bugs to "support" Mono.

after Novell fired the Mono team and they started their own company their focus has since been mostly on mobile platforms and tools, so the prospects of it becoming a reliable asp.net platform seemed even less to me.

maybe with more and more of asp.net becoming open source it will get better at some point but again if it does, then there really should not be anything I need to do to support it, it should just work, but somehow I doubt that will ever be the case, it has not been the case in my experience.

I have just changed this site back to adapt to browser language. I actually had it that way for a long time but at one point some bug in mojoPortal came up that made me switch it temporarily to forced to en-US and I forgot to change it back after the bug was fixed. currency will still be formatted according to en-US but otherwise it should adapt now.

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