Well, the MediaWiki timestamp string ("19850412101530") is very
similar to the "basic" ISO8601 format ("19850412T101530Z"), the
difference being the use of T as a separator and the Z at the end to
I guess I'm a little confused why someone would find "19850412101530" to
be "fairly readable" while also finding "19850412T101530Z" to be
On 9/30/10 12:56 PM, MZMcBride wrote:
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.
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