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[1.5.x] Fixed #21133 -- Clarifed documentation about strftime formatt…


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5 docs/ref/class-based-views/mixins-date-based.txt
@@ -4,6 +4,11 @@ Date-based mixins
.. currentmodule:: django.views.generic.dates
+.. note::
+ All the date formatting attributes in these mixins use
+ :func:`~time.strftime` format characters. Do not try to use the format
+ characters from the :ttag:`now` template tag as they are not compatible.
4 docs/ref/templates/builtins.txt
@@ -1201,6 +1201,10 @@ Formats a date according to the given format.
Uses a similar format as PHP's ``date()`` function (
with some differences.
+.. note::
+ These format characters are not used in Django outside of templates. They
+ were designed to be compatible with PHP to ease transitioning for designers.
Available format strings:
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