J R Stockon writes that ISO-8601(2004) allows a space btween date and time?
- Does anyone have the enact statement?
The ISO preferred formats are derived from :-
- Calendar Date : yyyy-mm-ddThh-mm-ss
I often use a space (allowed in :2004) instead of the T, but the T does make the data into a single "word".
- On 2005-09-27 13:43:25 -0400, hjwoudenberg@... wrote:
> Does anyone have the enact statement?It should be yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss (possibly with a fractional part
> The ISO preferred formats are derived from :-
> * Calendar Date : yyyy-mm-ddThh-mm-ss
and/or timezone information).
> I often use a space (allowed in :2004) instead of the T, but the TWhen the date is to be read by a human, it is better to replace the
> does make the data into a single "word".
T by a space (see the first line of my message). When it is intended
for automatical processing, you should use a T.
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- I think strictly speaking Dr. Stockton is wrong.
Regarding the time designator there is not any difference between the
first (1988), second (2000) and third (2004) edition.
ISO 8601 allow to omit the time designator T by mutual agreement and
if there is no risk of confusing. IMCO omit do mean, there is no
On the other side the space character separate the value in two parts,
both are conform to ISO 8601.
Personally I think using a space character as time separator in
documents is a solution in spirit of ISO 8601 and maybe better
readable for humans (which wide use a space to separate the date and
time part of a time stamp). But it should used only together with the
complete calendar date extended format and a time extended format
which specify at least hour and minute.
Such a format is used e.g. for SQL already.
on 2005-09-27T19:43:25+02:00 you wrote:
> Does anyone have the enact statement?Take a look in the link list of this mailinglist, you can find some
Draft documents of ISO 8601 (first and second edition):
The relevant statement is a note in section 5.4.1 (4.3.2 in the third
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- section 5.4.1 (2000 version)
"The character [T] shall be used... blah blah blah"
section 4.4 (2000 version)
"The space character shall not be used in the representations."
But I also use a space in human interfaces.
- I explain it as "the T is silent."
> section 5.4.1 (2000 version)
> "The character [T] shall be used... blah blah blah"
> section 4.4 (2000 version)
> "The space character shall not be used in the representations."
> But I also use a space in human interfaces.
- At 2005-09-27 21:52 -0700, Tex Texin wrote:
>I explain it as "the T is silent."How do you pronounce your name? :-)
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