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Re: date formats
On Mon, Dec 11, 2000 at 09:32:49AM +0100, Stein Gjoen wrote:
> Sandy Harris wrote:
> > http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html
> [a number of good points snipped...]
> Since SGML is supposed to help authors follow a strict grammar, why not
> use it to the fullest here? How about something like this:
> If you are used to SGML the added verbosity should not be a problem.
> This then also simplifies date reformatting into style used in other
Are you talking docbook or linuxdoc here?
Either way, it seems to me that using ISO dates (YYYY-MM-DD)
accomplishes the same thing with less complexity. If we were just now
designing db, I *might* agree with you. But there has to be a pretty
clear benefit to making a change of this type to an existing standard,
and I don't see one.
Dr. David C. Merrill http://www.lupercalia.net
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