Date formatting rule (e.g. trim the date field to just the year)
It would be helpful if you could force the date field to be just the year - as in, 1997/02/28 to simply 1997
Very true, but then it's a similar situation elsewhere - depending on your player different fields can be interpreted in different ways.
Mike Lerch commented
I too would appreciate this feature, and have a preference to be able to specify the ISO date format. For releases where Bliss can't find the info and where I didn't know it I would just use January first of a given year.
That said, will different players interpret the values in this field differently? E.g. if some users wish to format as YYYY and others format as DD/MM/YYYY, how will different software interpret those very different strings?
Yeah, that's a concern when changing existing fields, but if we combine that with online data, where the date is formatted in a consistent way, we can work around that.
ISO date welcome (YYYY-MM-DD). EU and US dates can be ambiguous for MM and DD if > 13. YYYY would be OK if rest of tag ambiguous or undefined.
Also, more generally, support for formatting date/time fields. So you could specify:
As your format, so only years are stored. Or:
For a full date in the common US format.
Not sure how the date should be filled when there isn't enough information... maybe simply omitting the more specific parts would be fine.