Howto: Standardize Date Format in HTML Attributes

There are a few places in my HTML that I want to format dates using the ISO 8601 full Zulu format. It’s handy to store that format in my site’s config.toml file as a parameter. That way, if I ever need to update it, I only have to change one location.

In the config.toml file, I add the value as a parameter:

  ISO8601 = "2006-01-02T15:04:05-07:00"

That allows me to reference it in my templates:

{{ if not .PublishDate.IsZero }}
  <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="{{ .PublishDate.Format $.Site.Params.fmt.ISO8601 }}" />
{{ end }}
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Neat, although it seems unlikely that ISO8601 would ever change? :slight_smile:


Il like the idea: make intent easy to spot.