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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: RFE: Date Format

On 11 Jan 2001 18:48:36 +1030, David Lloyd wrote:
> > I'm aware that they do exist, and that
> > <date>1/2/2001</date> is ambiguous, but I'm not convinced that this is
> > a real, practical problem for DocBook users.
> Unfortunately the LDP don't have online searchable archives. I can,
> assure you, that attempting to get a consensus on what the date format
> is - even if you suggest ISO - has, and probably will continue to,
> produced what can only be described as cultural trench warfare. The last
> time it appeared was before the adoption of the new Authoring Guide
> (previously known as the Howto Howto)...

ok, I seem to have given the wrong URL, as that only has our old
discussion lists.  The new lists are searchable at


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