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Date Calculation. Or Not? (PHP, #10 / 50)

if ($_POST['dateto'] != '') {
    $dateto = strtotime(mysql_real_escape_string($_POST['dateto'])) 
            + 86399;

When will people stop doing these things manually, and start using a date/time library that correctly handles month lengths, week numbers, leap years, leap seconds, daylight savings time, time zones? Example by Julian H. Lam on Stack Overflow


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