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Re: HTML has, probably, confusing date format

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 06:52:20 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200211260652.gAQ6qKO03651@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> "YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD". In this format a month is represented by two

This is a long standing format defined by the International Standards
Organisation (ISO), as indicated in the reference.  It's advantages
are that it sorts correctly when sorted as a simple character string
(excluding the timezone) and avoids language issues.  I'd expect any
well researched standard to use this format.

(Note that the first T is literal and the TZD is one of 
Z    for UTC
+hh:mm    or
Received on Tuesday, 26 November 2002 01:52:24 UTC

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