Date and time notation
Date and time notation around the world varies.
Since the Internet is a main enabler of communication between people with different date notation background, and software is used to facilitate the communication, RFC standards and W3C tips and discussion paper were published.
- RFC 822 "Standard for the Format of Arpa Internet Text Messages"
- published 1982-08-13
- e.g. used for email
- format: [day ,] 20 Jun 82 14:01:17
- RFC 2445 "Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification"
- format: 19960401T235959Z
- RFC 3339 "Date and Time on the Internet: Timestamps"
- published July 2002
- intended use: new internet protocols
- format: 1982-06-20
- W3C: "Use international date format (ISO)"