Internet Profile for ISO 8601

Markus G. Kuhn kuhn at
Sat Dec 28 23:55:35 UTC 1996

You might be interested in reviewing the new Internet draft standard

which describes the future recommended Internet date and time notation
for new applications.  This standard describes a subset of ISO 8601 and
recommended usage practice. For more information about ISO 8601, see also

The draft-newman-datetime-00.txt is still an early draft and could require
some input from the date and time experts here.

In addition, I also wanted to mention that all ITU-R TF Recommendations
can now be ordered on-line from

This includes for instance ITU-R TF.460-4, the standard that defines UTC.


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Science grad student, Purdue
University, Indiana, USA -- email: kuhn at

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