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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Re: RFE: Date Format

On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 05:06:46PM +1030, David Lloyd wrote:
> > That's why we all are asked to use ISO notation these days; if you
> > really think a DATE element is needed give it a PCDATA content and use:
> > 
> >     <date>2001-01-08</date>
> I refuse to use ISO in everyday life. It's totally unnatural and
> everyone would think I was weird. They already do anyway.

But this isn't everyday life. Presumably you're using SGML or XML markup
to specify exactly what you mean with every piece of text you write. Why
then deliberately use a multitude of local notations for something that
has a standard, unambiguous notation defined for it already?

When writing stylesheets it's also much easier going from one standard
date format to X local formats instead of from X to X.

The idea is that the first face shown to people is one they can readily
accept - a more traditional logo. The lunacy element is only revealed
subsequently, via the LunaDude. [excerpted from the Lunatech Identity Manual]

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