If a particular format specifier produces a localized result string, the example also notes the culture to which the result string applies.See the Notes section for additional information about using custom date and time format strings.Other formats are supported on a browser by browser basis.The trouble with ISO 8061, despite it being unambiguous, is that it is rarely a format that you want to show to your end users.
The date method uses the specification didn't require that any specific format be supported (this has since changed in ECMAScript 5.1 to require ISO 8601), but all browser have converged on supporting ISO 8601, making it the only reliable format.The "ddd" custom format specifier represents the abbreviated name of the day of the week.The localized abbreviated name of the day of the week is retrieved from the Date Time Format Info.In parsing operations, custom date and time format strings can be used with the Date Time. The following table describes the custom date and time format specifiers and displays a result string produced by each format specifier.By default, result strings reflect the formatting conventions of the en-US culture.
Ambiguities such as this can lead to significant problems when attempting to order temporal data.Questions about how to order temporal data correctly are a common feature in the forums, and in this post I'm going to introduce a new plug-in for Data Tables that makes it possible to correctly order almost any date / time format using the excellent library.If the "d" format specifier is used without other custom format specifiers, it is interpreted as the "d" standard date and time format specifier.For more information about using a single format specifier, see Using Single Custom Format Specifiers later in this topic.Date and time can be represented in almost limitless ways with different formats used to show a data point to end users.
A long format such as "Thursday, 18th December 2014" might be used in cases where space is not constrained, but a more concise format might be "18/12/2014" or "12/18/2014" depending upon your location!As a result, over the years, a number of plug-ins that sort particular date / time information have been written and contributed to the Data Tables community by various authors (orthogonal data can also be used).The downside to this is that for each slight change in format, you need to create a new plug-in.Any string that is not a standard date and time format string is interpreted as a custom date and time format string. The following example illustrates a call to the Date Time Offset.Custom date and time format strings can be used with both Date Time and Date Time Offset values. Parse Exact(String, String, IFormat Provider) method to parse a date that must include a day, a month, and a two-digit year.