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dateTime formatStrings documentation #311

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mobb opened this issue Jul 10, 2018 · 3 comments
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dateTime formatStrings documentation #311

mobb opened this issue Jul 10, 2018 · 3 comments
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@mobb mobb commented Jul 10, 2018

The list of suggested date formats has an entry which is so out-of-the-ordinary that it should be reconsidered. This is not a controlled list of formats, only examples. The example of "WWW" for 3-digit month has confused several users. This text copied from eml-attribute.xsd, dateTime/formatString documentation:

Non-standard   YYYY-WWW-DD            2002-OCT-14
Non-standard   YYYYWWWDD              2002OCT14

I cannot find any record of "WWW" (or "www") referring to a 3-letter month. It may have been intended to be MMM (which Java, and C++, and some database exports seem to recognize as a '3-character string for month'.

If someone has a reference for the "WWW", please add it to this issue. If not, I suggest we edit the documentation to

Non-standard   YYYY-MMM-DD            2002-OCT-14
Non-standard   YYYYMMMDD              2002OCT14
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@mobb mobb commented Jul 10, 2018

add to examples:
ISO with a time zone offset.

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@mobb mobb commented Jul 13, 2018

related (or maybe dupe of) #268

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@mobb mobb commented Aug 22, 2019

commit 1f5865a

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