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Re: date formats
On Mon, Dec 11, 2000 at 09:16:44AM -0500, Mark Komarinski wrote:
> Stein Gjoen wrote:
> > Sandy Harris wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > 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:
> > <date>
> > <year>2000</year>
> > <month>12</month>
> > <date>11</date>
> > </date>
> > 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
> > countries.
> I've been lurking only because there hasn't been any really good ideas yet.
> Till now.
> I like this.
I like it too, but I can't see it happening. Anybody that wants to
petition for it in db is welcome to try, I suppose, but in the
meanwhile, can we start using YYYY-MM-DD?
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