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Subject:Re: Date format query From:Peter Jones <Holtec -at- COMITY -dot- DEMON -dot- CO -dot- UK> Date:Thu, 3 Jun 1999 11:46:12 +0100
In article <m10pHh7-000BM2C -at- mail -dot- GTS -dot- ORG>, Eric L. Dunn <edunn -at- TRANSPORT
>As a follow up to my brief message: in Canada you have the problem of the
>French standard of DD/MM/YY conflicting with the English MM/DD/YY.
Conflicting with the date format used in England (Britain) that is
apparently the same as the French one. At least the British and French
agree on something.
I think I prefer YYYY MM DD as it is completely unambiguous (as a date)
and sorts in year, then month, then day order should you wish to do this
automatically (unlike the American format that sorts month, day, then
mixes in the years).