RE: Date format

Subject: RE: Date format
From: "Giordano, Connie" <Connie -dot- Giordano -at- FMR -dot- COM>
To: "'Kirk McElhearn'" <kirk -at- mcelhearn -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 09:53:36 -0400


You're right--date formatting has no hard and fast rules. In the last four
projects I've worked on, style was all upper case. Then my current employer
really threw me a curve: DD/MM/CCYY. The only place I've ever seen it
formatted this way, and it confuses almost everybody the first time they see
it. Oh well. Not a battle worth fighting, but more of an amusing

Connie Giordano

-----Original Message-----
From: Kirk McElhearn [mailto:kirk -at- mcelhearn -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 2:23 AM
Subject: Re: Date format

On 28/06/00, at 11:56, Gilda_Spitz -at- markham -dot- longview -dot- ca
Gilda_Spitz -at- markham -dot- longview -dot- ca said:

>When we provide instructions for date format, we want to say something like
>"mm/dd/yyyy". (Yes, I know this is American format; British and Canadian
>format would be "dd/mm/yyyy".)
>Would you use upper or lower case?

I have always seen this in lower case, but I don't think it's a hard and
fast rule.


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