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Hi Michael, *;

<sigh> - toppost with fullquote :-( </sigh>

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 4:22 AM, Michael Wheatland
<> wrote:
How is DD/MM/YYYY a confusing format?

I explained. let's see what I 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

The vast majority of the world
uses this format including the delimiter.

No - the ordering is used, but not with the / as delimiter.
While some countries use it like that, it definitely is not "the vast
majority of the world"

Focus on my statement was "mixing with / as delimiter", not using day,
month year ordering.

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.

Of course it mixes formats and hence is confusing. If it would use
YYYY-MM-DD it would be clear, also if it would use DD.MM.YYYY it would
be clear.

But using / is what makes stuff confusing as it is both used in
DD/MM/YYYY as well as in MM/DD/YYYY formats.

so again. Please don't top-post, don't full-quote.


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