Re: NM Page info.
Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I disagree. ISO date format is the only portable one, and we should use it
> wherever possible.
It is, of course, not unheard of for normal people (non-nerds)
to interpret 2000-09-01 as the ninth of January, year two thousand.
I've even in my old life as Linux Software Map maintainer seen people
express dates as 01-2000-09. No, I didn't understand what they meant,
That's why in normal text it tends to be best to express dates using
non-encoded formats, such as "September 1, 2000" or "01-SEP-2000". They
don't sort very well, and they're language dependent, but in normal
text that isn't very important - having fewer errors is. When sorting
or mechanical interpretation is important, the ISO date format shines.
Lars Wirzenius <email@example.com>
Architect, Kannel WAP and SMS Gateway project, Wapit Ltd, http://www.kannel.org