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Posting 2007-09-13

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

This is my plug for use of the International Date Format ISO 8601 when presenting dates in numeric-only format.

YYYY-MM-DD

No it’s not just a matter of personal preference, similar to preferring Folk/Roots vs. Screamo music or the colour blue vs. red. The reason I like the International Date Format is because, unlike the American date format MM-DD-YYYY (or MM-DD-YY), or the European format DD-MM-YYYY (or DD-MM-YY), which at least is hierarchical, the International Date Format is unambiguous.

And we should avoid ambiguity because it just makes the terrorists madder.