[TYPO3-mvc] f:format.date timezone "problem"?

Christian Zenker christian.zenker at 599media.de
Thu Jul 29 10:59:40 CEST 2010

> I added a new getter "getLocalDate()" which does this:
> public function getLocalDate() {
> 	$now = new DateTime();
> 	$offset = $now->getOffset();
> 	return new DateTime('@' . ($this->date + $offset));
> }

I do NOT recommend doing it this way!
Set the timezone of the DateTime-object correctly and you are fine. If  
you'd render your DateTime with the timezone displayed (like "Y-m-d  
H:i:sT") still UTC would be displayed. So you should do something like  

$dateTime = new DateTime('@'.$this->date);
$dateTime->setTimezone(new DateTimeZone(date_default_timezone_get()));
return $dateTime;

Or you could try my proposed DateTimeViewHelper where you can use an  
integer timestamp. This should not have the above mentioned problems. It  
uses strftime-syntax though:


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