Neil Kandalgaonkar wrote:
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
I'm not sure I'd call the "basic" format very readable.
Internally, MediaWiki largely uses "YYYYMMDDhhmmss" stored as a string, not
as a timestamp. I think this is fairly readable personally, but it's
obviously breaking standards.