Admin: We have several date formates 04. 03. 2009 in Europe 03. 04. 2009 in US 09 03 04 (or very similar) in Asia Do you think its possible to use 3 letters for the month? eg Mar 04. 2009 ? Only this kind of Format - letters for the month and 4 digits for the year is absolutely clear. Best Regards Gast
Gast wrote: > Only this kind of Format - letters for the month and 4 digits for the > year is absolutely clear. Nope. 2009-03-04 is also absolutely clear. Please refer to ISO 8601 which standardizes exactly that format. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601
I am aware of the date compatibility issues, that's why I chose the ISO date format. But I agree that writing the month in letters makes it easier to understand.
> Nope. 2009-03-04 is also absolutely clear. Please refer to ISO 8601 > which standardizes exactly that format. It is clear only for peoples who know ISO-8601. I think the idea with month names are better than ISO-8601.
I think the question is what do you want to do with this "date" ? If you want to show it on a clock then i think it wuld be better to use three letters for the month because it is easyer to read the date. If you want to use this "date" in a log-file or something else where you want to sort it then it wuld be better to use the ISO format because it is easyer to sort thingy by date like backupfiles etc. example if you sort it alfabetical: apr-12-2345 feb-12-2345 jan-12-2345 mar-12-2345 2345-01-12 2345-02-12 2345-03-12 2345-04-12