[JDEV] Timestamp format (summary)

Eric Bowersox ebowersox at corp.webb.net
Thu Oct 14 09:51:28 CDT 1999

> From: Zoom Juice [mailto:zoomjuice at yahoo.com]
>   - What function does the "T" perform?  Is this the *only* way we can
>     find the beginning of the "time" part of the string?  Is 
> there something
>     else that could follow, e.g., "P", a "place"?  (That last 
> question was
>     rhetorical.)

I would gather it's to visually separate the "date" portion of the string
from the "time" portion to help make it more human-readable.  The parser, of
course, doesn't care either way.

>   - If this is a standard, who is currently using it?  I 
> haven't seen it
>     used anywhere at all... where is it used?  Sendmail or somewhere?
>     Personally, I've never seen or heard of it before.

It's currently used as part of the XML-RPC specification for remote
procedure calls over HTTP with XML data formatting; see
http://www.xmlrpc.com/spec for details.  No doubt there are other things
that use it, too.


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