Re: "Centuries" and other flaws in ISO 8601
- --- In ISO8601@egroups.com, Archie Medrano <amedrano@e...> wrote:
> $ >The basic format is CCYY-MM-DD where CC......
> $ >is the century, YY is the year
> $ >in that century, MM is the month in
> $ >numeric format and DD is the day in
> $ >numeric format.
> Why do people still use "century" for the first two Y'sThe term "century" is used in ISO 8601 18.104.22.168. I recognise there may
> in "YYYY-MM-DD"? For example, 1960 is in the 20th century,
> not the 19th. The only "20**" year in the 20th century
> is the year "2000", which is also in the SECOND MILLENNIUM,
> not the THIRD.
be still a few flaws therein, like the term "century". Other flaws
include but are not necessarily limited to:
(1) Use of a letter "T" between a date and a time looks odd, though
ISO 8601 does allow its omission under a note of 5.4.1)
(2) Use of a solidus (/) to indicate a period of time may tend to
mislead, though a double hyphen is allowed under a note of 5.5.2.
Outside ISO 8601, a "~" may be seen in some cases. I prefer "~".