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From: Christian Ræbild <craebild@parknet.dk>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 12:22:47 +0100
Message-ID: <43F70387.1090007@parknet.dk>
To: www-amaya@w3.org

On 18-02-2006 03:23, Kade Hansson wrote:

>
> Lars Bruzelius wrote:
>
>> 17-02-2006 which is incorrect. In this case Amaya should pick up the 
>> preferred format from the system preferences, i.e. in this case 
>> yyyy-mm-dd. Why the Amaya team chose the dd-mm-yyyy format for the 
>> non-ISO 8601 format is beyond me.
>
> I believe it is because CVS (a commonly used version control system) 
> uses this format for its date stamps.
>
> The ISO format feature was added because (naturally) some people don't 
> use CVS, and they wanted a more "useful" format. (I would argue that 
> both ways are equally useful, it's just that Americans and the 
> Japanese prefer to mix things up. Their prerogative, I suppose.)
>
> Archer
>
> End.
>
>
>
I don't know about the japanese, but the common US date format is 
MM-DD-YYYY, which does not match either of the formats used by Amaya.

Most or all european countries use the date format DD-MM-YYYY, so 
that might be why the Amaya developers (and the developers of CVS) 
chose that format. Some of the Amaya developers are from europe, 
after all.

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Christian Ræbild / Christian Raebild
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