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Date formatting on articles is US [message #13435] Fri, 02 December 2005 10:39 Go to next message
David Bowen is currently offline David BowenFriend
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Just a minor niggle - I find it hard to read a date listed as
"08‑11‑2005". In the UK that would be in August, but in the US
it's in November. Could the date format be changed to be ISO8601-like such
as 2005-11-08 to remove ambiguity. Obvioulsy it would be rather cool to
use the user's formatting, but I suspect ISO8601 would be easier.

David Bowen
Re: Date formatting on articles is US [message #13579 is a reply to message #13435] Fri, 02 December 2005 19:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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+1

I've always been a fan of yyyy-mm-dd myself, mostly because of SQL...




David Bowen wrote:
> Just a minor niggle - I find it hard to read a date listed as
> "08‑11‑2005". In the UK that would be in August, but in the
> US it's in November. Could the date format be changed to be ISO8601-like
> such as 2005-11-08 to remove ambiguity. Obvioulsy it would be rather
> cool to use the user's formatting, but I suspect ISO8601 would be easier.
>
> David Bowen
>
Re: Date formatting on articles is US [message #13595 is a reply to message #13579] Fri, 02 December 2005 21:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: anonymous.eclipse.org

+0.5

I would prefer the month in MMM format to remove any ambiguity whatsoever
between US/UK/ISO formats. Suggestions:

02-DEC-2005
2005-DEC-02
Re: Date formatting on articles is US [message #13700 is a reply to message #13595] Mon, 05 December 2005 17:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Larry Edelstein is currently offline Larry EdelsteinFriend
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Another vote for one of those, or anything but what's there now.
Re: Date formatting on articles is US [message #13739 is a reply to message #13579] Mon, 05 December 2005 19:33 Go to previous message
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Originally posted by: alex_blewitt.yahoo.com

+1 for the yyyy-mm-dd format. It's also the only one where lexicographic sorting is the same as date sorting. Lastly, this format is different from both American and European-style dates (as long as you don't use 2 digits for the year :-) so the distinctions should be more noticeable.
Re: Date formatting on articles is US [message #566657 is a reply to message #13435] Fri, 02 December 2005 19:21 Go to previous message
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+1

I've always been a fan of yyyy-mm-dd myself, mostly because of SQL...




David Bowen wrote:
> Just a minor niggle - I find it hard to read a date listed as
> "08‑11‑2005". In the UK that would be in August, but in the
> US it's in November. Could the date format be changed to be ISO8601-like
> such as 2005-11-08 to remove ambiguity. Obvioulsy it would be rather
> cool to use the user's formatting, but I suspect ISO8601 would be easier.
>
> David Bowen
>
Re: Date formatting on articles is US [message #566691 is a reply to message #13579] Fri, 02 December 2005 21:07 Go to previous message
Anonymous  is currently offline Anonymous Friend
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+0.5

I would prefer the month in MMM format to remove any ambiguity whatsoever
between US/UK/ISO formats. Suggestions:

02-DEC-2005
2005-DEC-02
Re: Date formatting on articles is US [message #566825 is a reply to message #13595] Mon, 05 December 2005 17:00 Go to previous message
Larry Edelstein is currently offline Larry EdelsteinFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Another vote for one of those, or anything but what's there now.
Re: Date formatting on articles is US [message #566912 is a reply to message #13579] Mon, 05 December 2005 19:33 Go to previous message
Alex Blewitt is currently offline Alex BlewittFriend
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+1 for the yyyy-mm-dd format. It's also the only one where lexicographic sorting is the same as date sorting. Lastly, this format is different from both American and European-style dates (as long as you don't use 2 digits for the year :-) so the distinctions should be more noticeable.
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