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Re: Dates in HTML 5

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 12:08:57 +0100
Message-ID: <4684E849.6010801@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
CC: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org

The whole problem with both MM-DD and DD-MM is that
for a large number of dates they are completely
ambiguous; for this reason, I never express months
numerically when they are to be exposed to human
view, normally using the first three letters of
the month name as spelled in English instead, as
in 12-Dec-2007.

Philip Taylor
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Ben Boyle wrote:
 >
 > On 6/29/07, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org> wrote:
 >> If you can convince people to change, then why not requesting an ISO
 >> date time format, more than an american one?
 >
 > I'll second that - MM/DD causes confusion here. ISO dates confuse a
 > lot of people too but are at least an international standard and as a
 > bonus they work in as expected when sorting (as strings).
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