XML data types for dates & times are based on ISO 8601
- Strict subsets of ISO 8601 formats have been used as the basic data
types for representing dates and times in Extensible Markup Language
The W3C's document, "XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes", at
<URL:http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/> notes that XML's date and
time formats "use lexical formats inspired by ISO 8601."
Since the use of XML is growing remarkably rapidly, this could
potentially be the single most compelling way in which ISO 8601 date
and time formats will be introduced into new applications.
It's surprising that there hasn't been more discussion about this
in this forum to date ...
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