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Re: ISO 8601

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 14:19:03 -0700
Message-Id: <p05111b06b979e16b49d1@[]>
To: Lars Bruzelius <Lars.Bruzelius@udac.se>, site-comments@w3.org

Hello, Lars,

>  On 2002-08-09 the W3C home page <URL:"http://www.w3c.org/"> under the
>  heading "MIT Scheduled Power Outage 9-10 August" contained a reference to
>  "11:00 p.m. UTC" as the beginning of the power outage. Considering that the
>  audience is global, the W3C wisely gave the time relative to the UTC[0]
>  timezone, but failed to use the ISO 8601 notation recommended elsewhere.

Thank you for the report. I changed 11:00 p.m. to a 24 hour hour clock
(23:00) rather than to 2002-08-09T23:20:00. So far W3C allows both ISO
8601 and a looser form, see [1]. Do you think strictly ISO is readable?

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#Dates

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