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Formatting media.datetime #271

nelsonov opened this issue Nov 13, 2017 · 2 comments

Formatting media.datetime #271

nelsonov opened this issue Nov 13, 2017 · 2 comments


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@nelsonov nelsonov commented Nov 13, 2017

In the documentation for themes, you mention formatting datetime like this:
{% if media.exif.datetime %}
{{ media.exif.datetime.strftime('%A, %d. %B %Y') }}
{% endif %}

However, media.exif.datetime does not appear to be a Python datetime object. When I attempt this in the colorbox index.html, I get the following error
File "/media/cams/themes/colorbox/templates/index.html", line 44, in template
data-date=", {{ media.exif.datetime.strftime('%c') }}"
jinja2.exceptions.UndefinedError: 'unicode object' has no attribute 'strftime'

Am I missing something?

Thank you.

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@saimn saimn commented Nov 14, 2017

The documentation is wrong (sorry!), datetime is indeed a formatted string (with strftime('%A, %d. %B %Y')), but there is also a dateobj key with the Python datetime object:
Can you check if it works for you ? (And if you want to fix it, you're welcome 😉 )


nelsonov added a commit to nelsonov/sigal that referenced this issue Nov 26, 2017
As discussed in Issue saimn#271

In the documentation media.dateobj was mistakenly called
media.datetime while media.datetime itself is a string.

Added some more media date related values.  To avoid breaking things,
dateobj and datetime remain unchanged.  datetimelocal, datelocal and
timelocal were added.  As their names imply, they contain values
appropriate for the system's LOCALE.
@saimn saimn closed this in 1e96a7c Jan 3, 2018
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@saimn saimn commented Jan 3, 2018

I added a datetime_format setting in 1e96a7c


@saimn saimn added this to the 1.4 milestone Jan 3, 2018
kontza pushed a commit to kontza/sigal that referenced this issue Aug 28, 2020
- The default format is now `%c`
- Fix documentation confusion between ``datetime`` and ``dateobj``
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