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Subject: Re: ISO 8601 anyone??
Ian Galpin wrote: > > Re: <http://lists.ebxml.org/archives/ebxml-core/200104/maillist.html> > Re: <http://lists.ebxml.org/archives/ebxml-core/200104/msg00131.html> > > [2001-04-15] > > > Wed, 11 Apr 2001 21:10:31 > > > 03/19/2001 > > > 16 Apr > > > Apr 01 > > May I ask a question? Why are we all using different date formats like > D-M-Y and M-D-Y when XML in general specifies only Year-Month-Day That's an interesting assertion. Could you please send a pointer to where XML specifies such a thing? Or are you perhaps referring to a TLW other than XML? Thanks Eduardo > (preferably also only with a four digit year, post-2000) as in the ISO 8601 > standard? > > Can we resolve to adopt this as a way of working on this email list? > > The US adopted ISO 8601 years ago. It's in ANSI X3.30 and NIST FIPS 4-1. The > whole of Europe and Scandinavia know it as EN 28601. Most of the rest of the > world also adopted it, under loads of other different standards reference > numbers. > > Just about every operating system on the planet allows you to set your > computer to work this way. > > A partial list of countries adopting ISO 8601 and the standards reference > number in each one, can be found at: <http://www.qsl.net/g1smd/isoimp.htm>. > > I'm still wading through the specifications to see what data types do not > conform to existing ISO standards already in use elsewhere, such as those > suggested by ISO 3166, ISO 4217, ISO 8601 and so on. > > More stuff on ISO 8601 than is healthy for you: > <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html> > <http://www.cv.nrao.edu/y2k/> > <http://www.saqqara.demon.co.uk/datefmt.htm> > <http://www.qsl.net/g1smd/isoimp.htm> > <http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/> > <http://www.metric1.org/> > <http://www.kok.com/pr03.htm> > <http://www.hut.fi/~jkorpela/iso8601.html> > <http://www.ucs.co.za/uc/webtest/y2000.htm> > <http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime> > <http://serendipity.magnet.ch/hermetic/cal_stud/newman.htm> > > Although not in XML, even NASA has started to adopt the Year-Month-Day date > format within much of their data. See the Web Sites at: > <http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov.>, <http://sohowww.nascom/nasa.gov/>, and: > <http://www.sel.noaa.gov/> for example. > > That's my input for the moment. > > Cheers, > > Ian. > > <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > [2001-04-15] > > .end > > ------------------------------------------------------------------ > To unsubscribe from this elist send a message with the single word > "unsubscribe" in the body to: email@example.com -- Eduardo Gutentag | e-mail: eduardo@eng.Sun.COM XML Technology Center | Phone: (650) 786-5498 Sun Microsystems Inc. | fax: (650) 786-5727
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