date backwards? (14)

1 Name: cyrilthefish!ljAhqzG3aU 2005-04-11 11:10 ID:xKJpmQgf [Del]

something i only just noticed but has probably been around for ages: is there any particular reason the date is displayed backwards?

ie yy/mm/dd instead of dd/mm/yy ?

i know that the date is displayed as mm/dd/yy in certain places, but completley backwards seems strange...

2 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-04-11 12:21 ID:ia585Z0f [Del]

Well, this is how 0ch displays the date. And you are greatly underestimating the number of ways different countries print dates.

This ordering makes a lot of sense to me, though. We print numbers in falling order, so why not dates? It's also nice for computer geeks because an alphabetic sort sorts it properly, although that doesn't really apply here.

3 Name: cyrilthefish!ljAhqzG3aU 2005-04-11 15:57 ID:FmBwz09+ [Del]

Ah fair enough. just wondered what the reasoning was

though wakaba shows it as yy/mm/dd while kareha shows it as yyyy/mm/dd

i feel kareha's way is far less confusing ;)

4 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-04-11 16:43 ID:ia585Z0f [Del]

Well, these two were picked because they're the default behaviours in futaba and 0ch, respectively. You can change it in the config file, if you want.

5 Name: Anonymous 2005-04-11 19:22 ID:ol9YB1Rx [Del]

In short, we wotaku are imitating the Japanese.

6 Name: Anonymous 2005-04-12 18:59 ID:s3l5tkbZ [Del]

But only because the Japanese way is ISO 8601 compliant.

7 Name: Anonymous 2005-04-12 21:15 ID:Heaven [Del]

>>5 is DQN

8 Name: Anonymous 2005-04-21 10:22 ID:YG7AoVae [Del]

I have been using the backwards-system all the time, because it makes a lott less confusion, like said above. W3C suggests to use this system for dates.

9 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-19 15:19 ID:DTTVzLW0 [Del]

What would I need to change in wakaba to make dates appear as YYYY-MM-DD?

10 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-19 15:48 ID:Heaven [Del]

Nevermind, I should have seen the DATE_STYLE in before. Sorry.

11 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-20 12:08 ID:Heaven [Del]

I've always wondered why pure numerical dates are used; what's wrong with 10 Jul, 2006?

12 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-21 02:12 ID:Heaven [Del]


13 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-22 13:16 ID:Y3zm09nl [Del]

yyyy-mm-dd is international date format

14 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-23 11:49 ID:Heaven [Del]

yyyy-mm-dd = International
dd/mm/yyyy = European
mm/dd/yyyy = USAn

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