Inconsisten way of displaying dates when they are written exactly the same

I am creating a new report.

in "Date" I wrote a date in the format YYYY-MM-DD. It is displayed like that.

In "Accessed" I wrote a date in the format YYYY-MM-DD. It is displayed like M/DD/YYYY.

Related: https://xkcd.com/1179/
  • edited 15 days ago
    Issued (date) is intended for human input and stores the date however you input it (while also parsing it into machine-readable YMD components for the database).

    Accessed isn't meant for you to manually fill out and it always displays dates localized to your current locale.
  • Since Zotero is parsing it, I think "Issue date" could also display the date in YYYY-MM-DD format, leaving empty the missing pieces

    Example

    "June, 2021" -> 2021-06

    "2020" -> 2020

    "7th July 2021" -> 2021-07-07
  • Displaying dates in a consistent manner when they're parsed cleanly is planned, but no ETA.
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