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32<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">45</td> 27<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">45</td>
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38<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Henrik Brix Andersen &lt;brix&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td> 33<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Henrik Brix Andersen &lt;brix&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
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40<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0045.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2005/12/13 22:42:27</a></td> 35<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0045.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2005/12/13 22:42:27</a></td>
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42<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td> 37<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td>
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44<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td> 39<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td>
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48<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">13-Dec-2005</td> 43<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">13-Dec-2005</td>
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50<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">13-Dec-2005</td> 45<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">13-Dec-2005</td>
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55<div class="contents topic" id="contents"> 50<div class="contents topic">
56<p class="topic-title first"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p> 51<p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
57<ul class="simple"> 52<ul class="simple">
58<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li> 53<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li>
59<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id3" name="id3">Motivation</a></li> 54<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id3" name="id3">Motivation</a></li>
60<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id4" name="id4">Specification</a></li> 55<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id4" name="id4">Specification</a></li>
61<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id5" name="id5">Backwards Compatibility</a></li> 56<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id5" name="id5">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
62<li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id6" name="id6">References</a></li> 57<li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id6" name="id6">References</a></li>
63<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id7" name="id7">Copyright</a></li> 58<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id7" name="id7">Copyright</a></li>
64</ul> 59</ul>
65</div> 60</div>
66<div class="section" id="abstract"> 61<div class="section">
67<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1> 62<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
68<p>This GLEP proposes using an ISO-8601 compliant date format in GLEPs.</p> 63<p>This GLEP proposes using an ISO-8601 compliant date format in GLEPs.</p>
69</div> 64</div>
70<div class="section" id="motivation"> 65<div class="section">
71<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1> 66<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
72<p>The current date format used in GLEPs is <tt class="literal"><span class="pre">dd-mmm-yyyy</span></tt> 67<p>The current date format used in GLEPs is <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">dd-mmm-yyyy</span></tt>
73(e.g. 14-Aug-2001). This format is not internationalized and not 68(e.g. 14-Aug-2001). This format is not internationalized and not
74easily machine parseable.</p> 69easily machine parseable.</p>
75<p>This GLEP proposes switching to using an ISO-8601 compliant date 70<p>This GLEP proposes switching to using an ISO-8601 compliant date
76format <tt class="literal"><span class="pre">yyyy-mm-dd</span></tt> (e.g. 2001-08-14). This format is international 71format <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yyyy-mm-dd</span></tt> (e.g. 2001-08-14). This format is international
77and easily machine parseable.</p> 72and easily machine parseable.</p>
78</div> 73</div>
79<div class="section" id="specification"> 74<div class="section">
80<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="specification">Specification</a></h1> 75<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" id="specification" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
81<p>An overview of the ISO-8601 specification is available online 76<p>An overview of the ISO-8601 specification is available online
82<a class="footnote-reference" href="#iso-8601" id="id1" name="id1">[1]</a>. Note that only the <tt class="literal"><span class="pre">yyyy-mm-dd</span></tt> subset of the ISO-8601 77<a class="footnote-reference" href="#iso-8601" id="id1" name="id1">[1]</a>. Note that only the <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yyyy-mm-dd</span></tt> subset of the ISO-8601
83specification should be used in GLEPs.</p> 78specification should be used in GLEPs.</p>
84<p>The date(1) utility supports ISO-8601, making it easy for GLEP authors 79<p>The date(1) utility supports ISO-8601, making it easy for GLEP authors
85to get the format right.</p> 80to get the format right.</p>
86</div> 81</div>
87<div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility"> 82<div class="section">
88<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1> 83<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="backwards-compatibility" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
89<p>GLEP 1 should be updated to reflect this new date format, and all 84<p>GLEP 1 should be updated to reflect this new date format, and all
90dates in existing GLEPs should be changed to be ISO-8601 compliant.</p> 85dates in existing GLEPs should be changed to be ISO-8601 compliant.</p>
91</div> 86</div>
92<div class="section" id="references"> 87<div class="section">
93<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="references">References</a></h1> 88<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="references" name="references">References</a></h1>
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95<colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup> 90<colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
96<tbody valign="top"> 91<tbody valign="top">
97<tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id1" name="iso-8601">[1]</a></td><td>Numeric representation of Dates and Time, 92<tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id1" name="iso-8601">[1]</a></td><td>Numeric representation of Dates and Time,
98<a class="reference" href="http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/popstds/datesandtime.html">http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/popstds/datesandtime.html</a></td></tr> 93<a class="reference" href="http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/popstds/datesandtime.html">http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/popstds/datesandtime.html</a></td></tr>
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103<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1> 98<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" id="copyright" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
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