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Le 2010-11-12 22:22, Michael Wheatland a écrit :
How is DD/MM/YYYY a confusing format? The vast majority of the world
uses this format including the delimiter. - Little endian form
Going from smallest time increment to largest makes sense, it is
consistent in increment sizes ascending.
At work we often use  YYYY/MM/DD going from the largest to the
smallest, that way there is even consistancy in the hours and minutes
in decreasing in increment. - Big endian form.

Confusing would be any of these examples as they are not ascending or


It doesn't mix any formats. The format and delimiter IS the standard.
P.S. It's not German ordering. See the wikipedia article on the origins.

Michael Wheatland

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 9:01 AM, Christian Lohmaier
<>  wrote:
It's not the wrong date, it just uses a bad/confusing format
(DD/MM/YYYY) so it mixes german/european ordering with US/american
delimiter. Today it should b e clear, as not it defaults to 13/11/2011
- and there is no month number 13 :-)

Ok, I know there will be a collective "sigh" from the list. IMO, we should be following the ISO convention on date and time formats which are YYYY/MM/DD and hh:mm:ss. As we are an advocates of the ISO ODF document formats we should also champion the other ISO conventions as well.

The ISO date format is quite clear and understandable by everyone.

Just my opinion.


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