[uf-dev] Human and machine readable data format

Toby A Inkster mail at tobyinkster.co.uk
Sat Jul 5 13:17:34 PDT 2008

Glenn Jones wrote:

> http://ufxtract.com/experimental/hm-readable-date.htm

A problem which hasn't been raised with regards to this proposal is  
that even though you are proposing a fixed date format, because it  
*looks* like natural language, authors will assume that it *is*  
natural language, and simply start including dates in whatever format  
they like. Then you get an NLP "arms race" between publishers and  

If you don't believe that that will happen, take a look at what  
happened with RFC 822 dates, which are simply a mess.

Toby A Inkster
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