73Another example of pig-headedness
- Sep 2, 2000I work for a large American I.T. company. I recently submitted a
suggestion to use ISO8601 for all dates on my company's globally
accessible documents. Here is the (extensively snipped and names
changed) request and the reply :
Brief Description: Change all dates and time to ISO Standards
Other Description of Change: A suggestion about the dates and times
on the xxx pages and templates.
As the name suggests this is a Global set of standards so I think a
globally standard date and time representation should be used when
noting changes to the documents and when the pages were last updated.
>>> snipped, but has the usual stuff about confusing formats...Here is the reply:
Bill Clinton 08/04/2000 9:35:09
The current templates use day/Month/year with the Month spelled out.
If we stay will all numbers, it is very confusing. When the date
field is an input field then we will need to make allowances for
different standards around the globe.
And here is a comment from one of my colleagues ......
>So there you go!!
> I see they made the decision to reject (8th April 2000) before you
> submitted the request!!!!!!!!!
> And your approach is confusing!!!!
> A colleague