[JDEV] Message timestamps
cfc at bigfoot.com
Mon Oct 4 18:16:26 CDT 1999
On 4 Oct 99,, Donn Cave sounded off on Re: [JDEV] Message timestamps:
> Quoth Vivre Draco,
> | IMHO, a human-readable format is highly preferable -- it minimizes
> | the client requirements, which seems to be one of Jabber's
> | philosophies. The ISO 8601 or SMTP standards look like the best
> | options so far.
> If any client needs to process dates in other ways, for example to
> compare them for presentation in date order, a display format kind
> of backfires as a convenience to the client.
Let me clarefy -- Both human and computer readable. For example,
both ISO 8601 and RFC 822 present the date in a format that's
relatively easy to read for both a human and a computer.
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