ISO 8601 does not mandate the use of separators within date and time.
The following are equivalent.
"basic" format: 19850412T101530Z
"extended" format: 1985-04-12T10:15:30Z
On 9/30/10 12:30 PM, Trevor Parscal wrote:
Early on in the requirements stage of
ResourceLoader development we
decided to use ISO8601 as the format for representing timestamps in
URLs. This was chosen for it's legibility, conformance to a standard and
ease of generation. However this was somewhat of an oversight since the
timestamp "1970-01-01T00:00:00Z" gets URL encoded to be
"1970-01-01T00%3A00%3A00Z" which leaves something to be desired. Also,
(minified and compressed).
So, before we seal the deal on using 8601, I would like to collect some
ideas about alternatives which would ideally...
* Be legible in a URL
* Conform to a well-defined/well-known standard
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