Can ISO-8601 learn sometthing from Microsoft Word on local compatibilty
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Check on your computer the backward compatible file types Word supports.They include WordPerfect, once the top band and no longer in existence, and Word for Macintosh.The full article
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- View SourceISO 8601 avoids most such problems by using numeric values only. As
long as you do what ISO 8601 says, "local compatibilty" works just fine.
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