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27 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">45</td>
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29 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">GLEP date format</td>
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31 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.1</td>
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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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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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37 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td>
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43 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">13-Dec-2005</td>
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45 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">13-Dec-2005</td>
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51 <p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
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53 <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li>
54 <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id3" name="id3">Motivation</a></li>
55 <li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id4" name="id4">Specification</a></li>
56 <li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id5" name="id5">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
57 <li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id6" name="id6">References</a></li>
58 <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id7" name="id7">Copyright</a></li>
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62 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
63 <p>This GLEP proposes using an ISO-8601 compliant date format in GLEPs.</p>
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66 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
67 <p>The current date format used in GLEPs is <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">dd-mmm-yyyy</span></tt>
68 (e.g. 14-Aug-2001). This format is not internationalized and not
69 easily machine parseable.</p>
70 <p>This GLEP proposes switching to using an ISO-8601 compliant date
71 format <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">yyyy-mm-dd</span></tt> (e.g. 2001-08-14). This format is international
72 and easily machine parseable.</p>
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75 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" id="specification" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
76 <p>An overview of the ISO-8601 specification is available online
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
78 specification should be used in GLEPs.</p>
79 <p>The date(1) utility supports ISO-8601, making it easy for GLEP authors
80 to get the format right.</p>
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83 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="backwards-compatibility" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
84 <p>GLEP 1 should be updated to reflect this new date format, and all
85 dates in existing GLEPs should be changed to be ISO-8601 compliant.</p>
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88 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="references" name="references">References</a></h1>
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92 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id1" name="iso-8601">[1]</a></td><td>Numeric representation of Dates and Time,
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98 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" id="copyright" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
99 <p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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