[microformats-discuss] International date formats

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jul 26 16:19:11 PDT 2005

On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Andy Skelton wrote:
> On 7/26/05, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > Human consumption is not an issue here anyway. With a T or with
> > whitespace, we should not be expecting ISO8601 dates to be the final
> > presentation form.
> If human consumption is not an issue, why not just use unix epoch seconds GMT?

Well I shouldn't say "not an issue". Not the major issue, maybe. Human 
consumption is still important (especially for authoring), but you have to 
balance it with issues like making interoperability easy.

My point was that if human consumption was the main issue, then ISO8601, 
whether with a space or without, wouldn't be good enough.

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