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XML data types for dates & times are based on ISO 8601

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  • Aron Roberts
    Strict subsets of ISO 8601 formats have been used as the basic data types for representing dates and times in Extensible Markup Language (XML) schemas. The
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 31, 2000
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      Strict subsets of ISO 8601 formats have been used as the basic data
      types for representing dates and times in Extensible Markup Language
      (XML) schemas.

      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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