Why XML data typing is hard

Michael Kay M.H.Kay at eng.icl.co.uk
Fri Dec 4 18:19:36 GMT 1998

> > I assume that date formats have even more variations than
> > numbers, at least until there is agreement on a stardate!
> Actually ISO 8601 is slowly gaining on its competitors, and has a
> good chance of winning.

Except among astronomers, who have used "stardates" for years, or more
correctly Julian Day Numbers, i.e. the number of days since 1 Jan 4713 BC.

Mike Kay on stardate 2451152

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