[greenstone-devel] DateList and build issue in 2.70W

From Wayne Williams
DateMon, 03 Jul 2006 16:39:18 +0200
Subject [greenstone-devel] DateList and build issue in 2.70W
I am new to this list and apologise if I am raising an issue for which there is already a published solution.  I did search the archives prior to posting here.
DateList formats the date incorrectly when entered according to ISO 8601 (e.g. 2006-06-30), which is the appropriate formatting for Dublin Core and is, in fact, mentioned in the Greenstone Editor for Metadata Sets as the preferred format.  However, Greenstone only formats the date correctly in the DateList when the dashes are omitted (e.g. 20060630).  I understand that this workaround will allow the DateList to display correctly, but surely this defeats the object, as the dates will then no longer conform to ISO 8601.
I was quite hopeful that this would be sorted out in version 2.70W, where it is indicated that the DateList classifier has been improved.  However, it appears to still be the same.  What is the improvement to the DateList classifier in this version then?
I have also encountered a further problem with release 2.70W.  All list classifiers display correctly on the first few occasions, but then it appears as if Greenstone does not build correctly and clicking on the lists just brings up a blank page.  The only way I could get it to work again was by uninstalling and re-installing the app.  Has anyone else experienced this?  I have tried on different PC's using different collections and it still happens.
Is anyone able to shed some light on these issues?  I will be grateful for any advise or assistance.
W. Williams