ISO Date (was: parser for xml-data?)

Michael Kay M.H.Kay at
Mon May 11 11:39:35 BST 1998

Rick Jelliffe:
>Also note that the usage of ISO 8601 date formats seems to
be wrong.
>ISO 8601 date format is yyyy-mm-dd, e.g. 1998-05-09, and
not 19980509,
>last time I looked.

It allows both. The first form is preferred where the text
is intended to be human-readable, but the second is
permitted where it is primarily for machine use. [That's
from memory, I don't have the spec to hand].

Mike Kay

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