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W3C style for dates: 2002-05-06 or 6 May, not 5/6 nor 6/5

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 21 May 2002 22:21:51 -0500
To: spec-prod@w3.org
Message-Id: <1022037711.10965.211.camel@dirk>
In section 5. Internationalization
  http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#I18n

please remind folks that using 5/6 to denote
a date is ambiguous in the international context;
either spell out the month (6 May) or
use an ISO-8601-derived* form: 2002-05-06.

* in particular, cite the relevant bit
of XML Schema part 2 for how dates should
be written in XML documents.

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Tuesday, 21 May 2002 23:21:46 GMT

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