US vs. European Date Notation
djk at cyber.com.au
Wed Feb 10 00:00:37 UTC 1999
Paul Hill wrote:
] Assuming you meant that the reporter thought that ISO 8601 is the wrong
] direction, I would say this is consistent. The reporter is probably a word
] person. In European languages word order is left to right, so it makes sense
] that he would think that smallest to largest should be left to right and should
] be 'correct'. If he likes 8601, he is viewing a date as a numeric value.
Let me get this straight.
Are you saying that "10/2/99" (or "2/9/99" for US folks) is a "word"???
David, who wishes that the world would leave behind historical baggage,
and standardise on ISO-8601 YYYY-MM-DD notation before the year 2000.
David Keegel <djk at cyber.com.au> URL: http://www.cyber.com.au/users/djk/
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