Re: Euro currency sign

Keld J|rn Simonsen (keld@dkuug.dk)
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 19:22:53 +0200


Message-Id: <199710221722.TAA08990@dkuug.dk>
From: keld@dkuug.dk (Keld J|rn Simonsen)
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 19:22:53 +0200
In-Reply-To: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
To: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>,
        Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>, www-international@w3.org,
Subject: Re: Euro currency sign

Chris Lilley writes:

> On Oct 21,  5:22pm, Peter Flynn wrote:
> 
> >    >So for dates on the web,
> >    >always use something like February 3, 2004.
> >
> > That's an American local form.
> 
> So? It's also entirely unambiguous, wheras the other popular American form
> 
> 2/3/2004
> 
> is difficult to tell from the popular European form
> 
> 3/2/2004
> 
> and there is no difficulty in interpreting the European local form
> 
> 3 February 2004.

Why not "3. februar 2004" as it would have been written in
correct Danish? :-) Well, we cannot have English/US names
as the standard of the internet. That's why we need 2004-02-03.

Keld