Message from Ian Galpin re ISO 8601 web pagesHi,
I am the new Editor for the ISO 8601 Standard section of the Open Directory Project (ODP) located at: http://dmoz.org/Science/Reference/Standards/Individual_Standards/ISO_8601/.
I have been aware of your web site at http://www.hermetic.ch/cal_stud/formats.htm for several years. Many sites, including my own, already link to it.
I have a few updates for you:
Gary Houston: ISO 8601:1988 Date/Time Representations has moved. It is now at: http://hydracen.com/dx/iso8601.htm.
There are also some other relevant pages on the same site: http://hydracen.com/dx/y2k_toa33.htm.
The W3C document:
Date and Time Formats http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime-970915.html is not the latest version. Follow this link to get the address for the latest version. It should be: http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/NOTE-datetime-19980827.
There have been some updates to the document:
C. Newman: Date and Time on the Internet which is archived on your site at: http://www.hermetic.ch/cal_stud/newman.htm.
I think that you should still keep the old version on your site, as a historical archive. It used to be available in many places, but recently you had the only copy left on the whole of the Net.
One change is that I have tidied up the document slightly and archived a copy of it at: http://home.freeuk.net/g1smd/newman-3.htm.
Chris Newman has authored a completely new document, which has since undergone several revisions. The current version '05' can be found at: http://community.roxen.com/developers/idocs/drafts/draft-ietf-impp-datetime-05.html. This site contains all previous revisions; and it is worth checking to see if a version '06' appears at some future time.
If you want to add a few extra links then there are now plenty more to choose from.
Here are a few others that you may find useful:
Discussion About the ISO 8601 Standard (YahooGroups): http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iso8601
Implementation of the ISO 8601 Standard around the world
A list of countries around the world that have adopted the ISO 8601 standard: http://www.qsl.net/g1smd/isoimp.htm
ISO 8601 Dates: What They Are and Why They're Good
University of Illinois at Chicago: http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/software/isodates/isocontents.html
Date and Time Week Numbers by Peter J. Haas in Germany: http://home.t-online.de/home/PeterJHaas/DateTime/WeekNumber_en.htm
International Standard Date and Time Notation Markus Kuhn. http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html
Info on ISO 8601, the date and time representation standard: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/iso8601.html
Setting up your PC to use the Year-Month-Day date format: http://metric1.org/windtset.htm
Setting up your Mac to use the Year-Month-Day date format: http://metric1.org/macdtset.htm
International Date Format Campaign by Steve Adams: http://www.saqqara.demon.co.uk/datefmt.htm
ISO 8601 Date and Time Converting and Implementing: http://www.pvv.org/~nsaa/ISO8601.html
ISO 8601 Date/Time Representations A simple introduction to ISO 8601 date and time formats University of Wellington in New Zealand: http://www.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/technical/software/SGML/doc/iso8601/ISO8601.html (This is one of the 'original' ISO 8601 documents, one of the very first web sites that ever mentioned the standard.)
W3C Date and Time Formats A Note concerning usage of ISO 8601 on the Internet by Misha Wolf and Charles Wicksteed: http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
Standards for Representing Dates University of California at Berkeley: http://y2k.berkeley.edu/computers/fixpcs/issues/date-standards.html
ISO 8601 style dates are now being used in all sorts of financial information, and are a core part of the XML technologies currently being developed.
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