The date notation 2/4/5 has at least six reasonable interpretations (assuming that only the twentieth and twenty-first century are reasonable candidates in our life time).Advantages of the ISO 8601 standard date notation compared to other commonly used variants: As dates will look a little bit strange anyway starting with 2000-01-01 (e.g.
like 1/1/0), it has been suggested that the year 2000 is an excellent opportunity to change to the standard date notation.
ISO 8601 is only specifying numeric notations and does not cover dates and times where words are used in the representation.
2/4/95, 4/2/95, 95/2/4, 4.2.1995, 04-FEB-1995, 4-February-1995, and many more.
Especially the first two examples are dangerous, because as both are used quite often in the U. and in Great Britain and both can not be distinguished, it is unclear whether 2/4/95 means 1995-04-02 or 1995-02-04.
by Markus Kuhn International Standard ISO 8601 specifies numeric representations of date and time.
This standard notation helps to avoid confusion in international communication caused by the many different national notations and increases the portability of computer user interfaces.
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All of these alternatives can easily and automatically be distinguished from each other: The hyphens can be omitted if compactness of the representation is more important than human readability, for example as in In commercial and industrial applications (delivery times, production plans, etc.), especially in Europe, it is often required to refer to a week of a year.
Week 01 of a year is per definition the first week that has the Thursday in this year, which is equivalent to the week that contains the fourth day of January.
Especially authors of Web pages and software engineers who design user interfaces, file formats, and communication protocols should be familiar with ISO 8601.