New date and time draft

Markus Kuhn Markus.Kuhn at
Mon Apr 9 17:22:32 UTC 2001

> I've submitted a revision of the date and time draft Chris Newman wrote 
> some time ago.
> This document defines a date and time format for use in Internet
> protocols that is a profile of the ISO 8601 [ISO8601] standard for
> representation of dates and times using the Gregorian calendar.
> A URL for this Internet-Draft is:

But this document still references the old first edition! The one that
counted accidentally minutes from 01 to 60 and similar nonsense, along
with lots of ambiguities:

   [ISO8601]   "Data elements and interchange formats -- Information
               interchange -- Representation of dates and times", ISO
               8601:1988(E), International Organization for
               Standardization, June, 1988.

The new second edition with lots of bug fixes, ISO 8601:2000, has been
available since December and can be ordered online from


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Email: mkuhn at,  WWW: <>

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