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I believe this article should have a link to the Wikipedia policies or protocols on timestamping. I've been searching, and haven't found any such policies. gnomelock 00:18, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
- You look for Wikipedia:Timestamp, which redirects to Wikipedia:Signatures. -- ADNghiem501 (talk) 01:29, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
I offer to rename this article to Trusted timestamping and create a separate Timestamp disambiguation page, which will link to:
- Unix time
- Time code
- Trusted timestamping
- ICMP Timestamp.
--kAtremer 12:21, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
- I've done that. The article on timestamps in digital signature is moved to Trusted timestamping. --kAtremer 07:58, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
- It was an improvement much over-due! Thanks for doing it! It finally opens up for an improvement of the Trusted timestamping article as I have suggested in Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Cryptography#Trusted_timestamping. Cheers. Except the disambiguation link to trusted timestamping involves the assumption of public key signature trusted timestamping I am trying to correct... CarlJohanSveningsson (talk) 13:13, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Types of timestamp
- Unundapted: in a record of something (i.e. edition, loading and so on) with the day and time of edition or loading and don´t updates never more (i.e. 15:16 UTC).
- Updates everytime the page is edited. Up to a new edition, the date and time is stored. It can only show the last edition date and time.
- Updates, with the current date or time, everytime the page is read or reloaded.
--Nukeless 15:26, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Article thinks it's a disambiguation
This is a pretty confusing article. I added a see also link to Timestamp-based concurrency control but that article is even in more need of help (has had a tag since 2007). But the entire computer science angle is missing here. History2007 (talk)
Examples - names of format?
In examples section the 4th bullet point (12569537329) is wrong. It is 1 digit too long to fit a 1 second precision timestamp. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 14:03, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
The fourth bullet is still there showing an eleven digit timestamp. If this is not a format humans can easily interpret, so if it is a valid timestamp, it should indicate what format it is in (if it is Unix time, it's representing a distantly future date). [[User:Mwalle|Mark]] (talk) 14:59, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
The fourth bullet seems to be a typo. The Japanese version of this page looks pretty much the same, except rather than "12569537329", it has "1256953732（UNIX時間)" instead, which makes more sense. Ahiijny (talk) 02:03, 27 June 2016 (UTC)