ISO 8601

ISO 8601 was published on 06/05/88 and most recently amended on 12/01/04.

I’m all for using standards for data representation, but this one is messed up. That same date can be written as:

  • 2013-02-27
  • 20130227
  • 2013-58
  • 201358
  • 2013-W9-3
  • 2013W93

And that’s before touching time zones.

Source: Wikipedia and and earlier revision of the standard, since the current revision costs $150.

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