Re: A structured format for dates?

Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> Fri, 17 June 2022 06:56 UTC

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Mark Nottingham writes:
> 
>
> > On 17 Jun 2022, at 4:20 pm, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> =
> wrote:
> >=20
> > Introducing ISO 8601 as yet another textual timestamp format,
> > offering no upside over the three already codified textual timestamp
> > formats, would be not only pointless, it would be a regression, for
> > instance in terms of HPACK efficiency.
>
> When it's textual, yes. If Binary Structured Fields happens, that's not
> an issue.

It will still be in log files, but that is of course "Somebody Elses Problem" :-)

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