Re: ISO 8601 vs language-dependent dates
- --- In ISO8601@egroups.com, "Karl Ove Hufthammer" <huftis@b...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----reasons,
> From: "Justin JIH" <jusjih@h...>
> To: <ISO8601@egroups.com>
> Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2000 6:39 AM
> Subject: [ISO8601] Re: ISO 8601 vs language-dependent dates
> > ISO 8601 is language-independent and yyyy-mm-dd cannot be
> > confused as others.
> Yes, I know. That's why I always use it!
> > It does not replace language-dependent dates &
> > times. However, if d-m-y or m-d-y is preferred for special
> There are no reasons dd.mm.yyyy (. not -) is used in Norwegian
> and the fact that 8601 dates are not "allowed".Based on common practice, it appears that most "American
> Karl Ove Hufthammer
customary" month day year orders use slashes (/) while "European
common" day month year orders usually use periods (.) as separators.
But variations do exist, so the risk of conflicts cannot be solved
through different separators.
Based on a file in this group, there are excessive ways to write
dates in Canada. All 3 orders y m d, d m y, m d y are used. Believe
it or not, potential conflicts of d m y and m d y could cause
difference of months almost equal to the number difference, e.g. 06
01 1998 could mean 6 January 1998 or June 1, 1998, almost 5 months
Unfortunately, still too many do not use ISO 8601 for all
numerical dates, including here in eGroup, and even mm/dd/yyyy in
eGroups in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan! What a lack of international
knowledge of eGroups. Perhaps we should keep complaining.