[ISO8601] Re: egroups date listing.
- On 2001-Jan-23 Dave Clark <dave.clark@...> wrote:
> I cannot believe I am the first to notice this, but....[2001-Jan-24]
> The date listing on the eGroups ISO8601 is in format mm/dd/yyyy.
> Who can we get to fix this?
Er, you're not, but no-one at egroups takes any notice of emails. Several in
this group have already tried.
You'll laugh at this. At the beginning of last year all messages were
stamped with the date having the year 100. Well, I suppose that it is one
more than 99!!
It took a few days before 2000 started appearing. Maybe soon we can convince
them to use Year-Month-Day.
IBM have already done it. FTP Search at <http://ftpsearch.lycos.com/> has
done it (well the software was written in Norway where Y-M-D is well known),
as have several other search engines. Parts of NASA, at
<http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/> and <http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/> have
joined in. As more sites changeover, the easier it becomes to find examples
when suggesting that others make the change. However with thousands of new
sites coming online each day, we can never keep up. That is why the next
thrust is in ensuring that automated systems, like those run on XML all use
ISO 8601 as the default, and preferably the ONLY, allowed date format.
I belong to an astronomy group that also has an egroups account. We always
find it funny that egroups doesn't use the format that astronomers have been
comfortable with for the last 200 years or more.