Thanks to tcasparr at gmail dot com for the great idea (at least for me) ;)I changed the code a little to replicate the functionality of date_parse_from_format, once I don't have PHP 5.3.0 yet. Hope you don't mind changing your code tcasparr at gmail dot com./******************************************************* * Simple function to take in a date format and return array of associated * formats for each date element * * @return array * @param string $str Format * * Example: Y/m/d g:i:s becomes * Array * ( * [year] =/** * Convert a strftime format to a date format * * Unsupported strftime formats : %U, %W, %C, %g, %r, %R, %T, %X, %c, %D, %F, %x * Unsupported date formats : S, n, t, L, B, G, u, e, I, P, Z, c, r * * @param string $strftime Format a strftime format * @return string */ If you are having an issue getting u to work so is everyone else.The solution that I am using which I found on another site(so not taking credit) is to use this: date("Y/m/d H:i:s").
The valid range of a timestamp is typically from Fri, GMT to Tue, GMT.(These are the dates that correspond to the minimum and maximum values for a 32-bit signed integer).However, before PHP 5.1.0 this range was limited from to on some systems (e.g. You can prevent a recognized character in the format string from being expanded by escaping it with a preceding backslash.If the character with a backslash is already a special sequence, you may need to also escape the backslash. Note that you should escape any other characters, as any which currently have a special meaning will produce undesirable results, and other characters may be assigned meaning in future PHP versions.When escaping, be sure to use single quotes to prevent characters like \n from becoming newlines.
$now will return the same (the server's current) Unix time stamp regardless which timezone your user is in.
To get the actual Unix time stamp based on a time zone, replace format('U') as in the following example;in the "datetime" attribute you should put a machine-readable value which represent time , the best value is a full time/date with ISO 8601 ( date('c') ) ,,, the attr will be hidden from usersand it doesn't really matter what you put as a shown value to the user,, any date/time format is okay !
This is very good for SEO especially search engines like Google .
Monday-Friday, excluding holidays) between any two given dates.
I couldn't find a simple way to do that in PHP, so I threw this together.
It replicates the functionality of Open Office's NETWORKDAYS function - you give it a start date, an end date, and an array of any holidays you want skipped, and it'll tell you the number of business days (inclusive of the start and end days! I've tested it pretty strenuously but date arithmetic is complicated and there's always the possibility I missed something, so please feel free to check my math.