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On 25-07-12 20:49, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
2012/7/25 anne-ology <>:

   I resent the US way of ISO 8601. We Dutch and other Europeans use the

more logical sequence of day-month-year instead of the illogical
year-month-day.(most important first, least important last: very often
year can be missed).

Exactly what is strange with ISO 8601?

As I said before it's illogic. In my view in a date the least significant (fastest changing) part is the day so it's logical to put it in front. In the over 2000 years date notation systems are used all logical and illogical combinations have been used. The reason I find that the current European (Dutch, Swedish) notation is more logical than the ISO 8601 is that in many cases the year notation is omitted which is in the European notation self-explaining but in the ISO 8601 less intuitive. However, it's my personal feeling and don't forget: international rules aren't always right! :)

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